Synthesis of Three Dimensional Image from a Moving Monocular Information Field
Original Publication Date: 1980-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14
In one typical stereoscopic photography system the camera records an image of three-dimensional objects for later view by one eye. The camera is then laterally displaced and records an image for view by the other eye. Although each image is monocular on viewing the left and right images simultaneously with the corresponding eyes, the central nervous system of the viewer perceives a three-dimensional image due primarily to the binocular parallax provided by the camera displacement. Photography of the ground from a linearly moving aircraft, exposing at fixed intervals, also creates "stereo pairs" having the necessary paralax. Or stereo pairs can be created in parallel by simultaneously using two laterally spaced lenses.