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Fully automated optical lens design for automotive lighting
Author(s): Arun Kumar; Prasad Koppolu; Dan Toth
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Paper Abstract

Aerodynamic headlamp lenses have presented several challenges and opportunities to the Automotive lighting community in terms of Computer Aided Optical Design, Raytrace simulation, Visualization of end parts and communication of optics information to tool shops. This paper will examine existing practices of headlamp lens design and describe a new optics automation tool (FALCON) which effectively integrates design, simulation, visualization and optics manufacturing using IGES.1 It will conclude with the benefits of automating optical lens design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3130, Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284064
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Arun Kumar, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Prasad Koppolu, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Dan Toth, Ford Motor Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3130:
Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling
R. Barry Johnson; Robert E. Fischer; R. Barry Johnson; Richard C. Juergens; Richard C. Juergens; Paul R. Yoder Jr.; Warren J. Smith; Paul R. Yoder Jr., Editor(s)

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