HYBRID ONLINE MOBILE LASER SCANNER CALIBRATION THROUGH IMAGE ALIGNMENT BY MUTUAL INFORMATION
Keywords: Calibration, Registration, Mobile Laser Scanning, Mobile Mapping
Abstract. This paper proposes an hybrid online calibration method for a laser scanner mounted on a mobile platform also equipped with an imaging system. The method relies on finding the calibration parameters that best align the acquired points cloud to the images. The quality of this intermodal alignment is measured by Mutual information between image luminance and points reflectance. The main advantage and motivation is ensuring pixel accurate alignment of images and point clouds acquired simultaneously, but it is also much more flexible than traditional laser calibration methods.