JRM Vol.36 No.1 pp. 115-124
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2024.p0115

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A Study on the Effects of Photogrammetry by the Camera Angle of View Using Computer Simulation

Keita Nakamura*, Toshihide Hanari**, Taku Matsumoto** ORCID Icon, Kuniaki Kawabata** ORCID Icon, and Hiroshi Yashiro**

*Sapporo University
3-7-3-1 Nishioka, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 062-8520, Japan

**Japan Atomic Energy Agency
1-22 Nakamaru, Yamadaoka, Naraha-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima 979-0513, Japan

July 25, 2023
November 21, 2023
February 20, 2024
photogrammetry, structure from motion (SfM), multi-view stereo (MVS), decommissioning, indoor environment scanning

During the decommissioning activities, a movie was shot inside the reactor building during the investigation of the primary containment vessel by applying photogrammetry, which is one of the methods for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from images, to the images from this movie, it is feasible to perform 3D reconstruction of the environment around the primary containment vessel. However, the images from this movie may not be suitable for 3D reconstruction because they were shot remotely by robots owing to limited illumination, high-dose environments, etc. Moreover, photogrammetry has the disadvantage of easily changing 3D reconstruction results by simply changing the shooting conditions. Therefore, this study investigated the accuracy of the 3D reconstruction results obtained by photogrammetry with changes in the camera angle of view under shooting conditions. In particular, we adopted 3D computer graphics software to simulate shooting target objects for 3D reconstruction in a dark environment while illuminating them with light for application in decommissioning activities. The experimental results obtained by applying artificial images generated by simulation to the photogrammetry method showed that more accurate 3D reconstruction results can be obtained when the camera angle of view is neither too wide nor too narrow when the target objects are shot and surrounded. However, the results showed that the accuracy of the obtained results is low during linear trajectory shooting when the camera angle of view is wide.

Photogrammetry from artificial images using computer simulation

Photogrammetry from artificial images using computer simulation

Cite this article as:
K. Nakamura, T. Hanari, T. Matsumoto, K. Kawabata, and H. Yashiro, “A Study on the Effects of Photogrammetry by the Camera Angle of View Using Computer Simulation,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.36 No.1, pp. 115-124, 2024.
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