Investigation of Best Practices in Volumetric Reconstruction for Plenoptic PIV


  • Bibek Sapkota Auburn University, United States of America
  • Dustin Kelly Auburn University, United States of America
  • Zu Puayen Tan "Auburn University, United States of America; National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan"
  • Brian S. Thurow Auburn University, United States of America



This paper investigates the effect of smoothing operation in 3D reconstruction using a plenoptic camera. A plenoptic camera - also known as light field camera - features a commercial off the shelf camera with added microlens array (MLA) behind the imaging lens, directly in front of the sensor. The main lens focuses the light to the MLA plane, where each microlens then re-directs the light to small regions of pixels behind, each pixel corresponding to different angle of incident (T. Fahringer (2015)) (Adelson and Wang (1992)). Thus, MLA encodes angular information of incident light rays into the recorded image that assist to acquire 4D information (u,v,s,t) of light-field including both position and angular information of light rays captured by the camera (Ng et al. (2005)) (Adelson and Wang (1992)).






Algorithms and Techniques