This book provides a comprehensive guide to 3D Light-Field camera based imaging, exploring the working principles, developments and its applications in fluid mechanics and aerodynamics measurements.
It begins by discussing the fundamentals of Light-Field imaging and theoretical resolution analysis, before touching upon the detailed optics design and micro-lens array assembly. Subsequently, Light-Field calibration methods that compensate for optical distortions and establish the relations between the image and real-word 3D coordinates are covered. This is followed by Light-Field 3D reconstruction algorithms which are elaborated for micrometer-scale particles and centimeter-scale physical models. Last but not least, implementations of the preceding procedures to selected fundamental and applied flow measurement scenarios are provided at the end of the book.
Development and Application of Light-Field Cameras in Fluid Measurements gives an in-depth analysis of each topic discussed, making it ideal as both an introductory and reference guide for researchers and postgraduates interested in 3D flow measurements.