P47: Calibrating Low-cost Structured-light 3D Sensors

Chakib, R., Merillou, N., Vincent, P.-J., Merillou, S.

Consumer-grade RGB-D cameras are widely accessible, but they suffer from a lack of accuracy when compared to professional-grade 3D scanning solutions. In this paper, we propose a new method for calibrating an Intel RealSense SR300 camera, adaptable to other structured light sensors. The method uses classical checkerboard calibration and a coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) based setup with a calibrating plane. It delivers better results than the manufacturers settings.