Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Pose tracking for augmented reality applications in outdoor archaeological sites

[+] Author Affiliations
Georges Younes, Daniel Asmar

American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Imad Elhajj

American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Howayda Al-Harithy

American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture and Design, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011004 (Oct 20, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011004
History: Received May 31, 2016; Accepted September 27, 2016
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Abstract.  In recent years, agencies around the world have invested huge amounts of effort toward digitizing many aspects of the world’s cultural heritage. Of particular importance is the digitization of outdoor archaeological sites. In the spirit of valorization of this digital information, many groups have developed virtual or augmented reality (AR) computer applications themed around a particular archaeological object. The problem of pose tracking in outdoor AR applications is addressed. Different positional systems are analyzed, resulting in the selection of a monocular camera-based user tracker. The limitations that challenge this technique from map generation, scale, anchoring, to lighting conditions are analyzed and systematically addressed. Finally, as a case study, our pose tracking system is implemented within an AR experience in the Byblos Roman theater in Lebanon.

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Georges Younes ; Daniel Asmar ; Imad Elhajj and Howayda Al-Harithy
"Pose tracking for augmented reality applications in outdoor archaeological sites", J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011004 (Oct 20, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011004


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