BUNDLE BLOCK ADJUSTMENT WITH CONSTRAINED RELATIVE ORIENTATIONS
Keywords: Bundle Adjustment, Orientation, Oblique images, Multi-head camera, Oblique multi-camera
Abstract. This paper deals with bundle adjustment with constrained cameras, i.e. where the orientation of certain cameras is expressed relatively to others, and these relative orientations are part of the unknowns. Despite the remarkable interest for oblique multi-camera systems, an empirical study on the effect of enforcing relative orientation constraints in bundle adjustment is still missing. We provide experimental evidence that indeed these constraints improve the accuracy of the results, while reducing the computational load as well. Moreover, we report for the first time in the literature the complete derivation of the Jacobian matrix for bundle adjustment with constrained cameras, to foster other implementations.