Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

An evaluation of optical flow algorithms for background oriented schlieren imaging

The background oriented schlieren method (BOS) allows for accurate flow measurements with a simple experimental configuration. To estimate per-pixel displacement vectors between two images, BOS systems traditionally borrow window-based algorithms from particle image velocimetry. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of more recent optical flow methods in BOS settings. We also analyze the impact of different background patterns, suggesting the use of a pattern with detail at many scales. Experiments with both synthetic and real datasets show that the performance of BOS systems can be significantly improved through a combination of optical flow algorithms and multiscale background.


Three-Dimensional Kaleidoscopic Imaging

Ivo Ihrke, Ilya Reshetouski, Alkhazur Manakov, Hans-Peter Seidel
Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI) 2012


Planar mirror systems are capable of generating many virtual views, yet their practical use for multi-view imaging has been hindered by limiting configurations that enable view decomposition. In this work we lift those restrictions.
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author = {Ivo Ihrke and Ilya Reshetouski and Alkhazur Manakov and Hans-Peter Seidel},
booktitle = {Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging},
journal = {Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging},
pages = {CTu4B.8},
publisher = {Optical Society of America},
title = {Three-Dimensional Kaleidoscopic Imaging},
year = {2012},
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