Abstract

Mirror surfaces used in catadioptric sensors are often designed so as to minimize one particular kind of image distortion. In this article we explore some finer properties of equi-areal mirrors, those that feature no area distortion, and we propose novel ways to measure compound forms of distortion. Specifically, we develop new mirror surfaces with large fields of view that simultaneously minimize angular and areal distortion with respect to different cost functions.

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