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Omnidirectional Camera-based Image Rendering Synchronization System Using Head Mounted Display

헤드마운티드 디스플레이를 활용한 전방위 카메라 기반 영상 렌더링 동기화 시스템

  • Lee, Seungjoon (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Sogang University) ;
  • Kang, Suk-Ju (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Sogang University)
  • Received : 2018.02.09
  • Accepted : 2018.05.02
  • Published : 2018.06.01

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel method for the omnidirectional camera-based image rendering synchronization system using head mounted display. There are two main processes in the proposed system. The first one is rendering 360-degree images which are remotely photographed to head mounted display. This method is based on transmission control protocol/internet protocol(TCP/IP), and the sequential images are rapidly captured and transmitted to the server using TCP/IP protocol with the byte array data format. Then, the server collects the byte array data, and make them into images. Finally, the observer can see them while wearing head mounted display. The second process is displaying the specific region by detecting the user's head rotation. After extracting the user's head Euler angles from head mounted display's inertial measurement units sensor, the proposed system display the region based on these angles. In the experimental results, rendering the original image at the same resolution in a given network environment causes loss of frame rate, and rendering at the same frame rate results in loss of resolution. Therefore, it is necessary to select optimal parameters considering environmental requirements.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement(KAIA), Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning(KETEP)

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