Determination of the Interior Orientation Parameters of a Non-metric Digital Camera for Terrestrial Photogrammetric Applications

  • Naa Dedei Tagoe UNIVERSITY OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY, TARKWA
  • S. Mantey

Abstract

High cost of metric photogrammetric cameras has given rise to the utilisation of non-metric digital cameras to generate photogrammetric products in traditional close range or terrestrial photogrammetric applications. For precision photogrammetric applications, the internal metric characteristics of the camera, customarily known as the Interior Orientation Parameters, need to be determined and analysed. The derivation of these parameters is usually achieved by implementing a bundle adjustment with self-calibration procedure. The stability of the Interior Orientation Parameters is an issue in digital cameras since they are not built with photogrammetric applications in mind. This study utilised two photogrammetric software to calibrate a non-metric digital camera to determine its Interior Orientation Parameters. The camera parameters were obtained using the two software and the Root Mean Square Errors (RMSE) were calculated from the two software. It was observed that one gave a RMSE of 0.2465 than the other 0.2335, implying that, both software are suitable for modelling camera parameters for high precision terrestrial photogrammetric projects.

Published
2019-12-20
Section
Geomatics Eng. Articles