Analysis of directional reflectance and surface orientation using fresnel theory

G A Atkinson, E R Hancock

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Abstract

Polarization of light caused by reflection from dielectric surfaces has been widely studied in computer vision. This paper presents an analysis of the accuracy of a technique that has been developed to acquire surface orientation from the polarization state of diffusely reflected light. This method employs a digital camera and a rotating linear polarizer. The paper also explores the possibility of linking polarization vision with shading information by means of a computationally efficient BRDF estimation algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalPROGRESS IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, IMAGE ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS
Volume3773
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • POLARIZATION
  • DIFFUSE
  • IMAGES

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