Multi-FEAT: Multi-Feature Edge AlignmenT for Targetless Camera-LiDAR Calibration

B. Zhang, R.T. Rajan

Research output: Other contributionScientific


The accurate environment perception of automobiles and UAVs (Unmanned Ariel Vehicles) relies on the precision of onboard sensors, which require reliable in-field calibration. This paper introduces a novel approach for targetless camera-LiDAR extrinsic calibration called Multi-FEAT (Multi-Feature Edge AlignmenT). Multi-FEAT uses the cylindrical projection model to transform the 2D(Camera)-3D(LiDAR) calibration problem into a 2D-2D calibration problem, and exploits various LiDAR feature information to supplement the sparse LiDAR point cloud boundaries. In addition, a feature matching function with a precision factor is designed to improve the smoothness of the solution space. The performance of the proposed Multi-FEAT algorithm is evaluated using the KITTI dataset, and our approach shows more reliable results, as compared with several existing targetless calibration methods. We summarize our results and present potential directions for future work.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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