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Using global synthesis to find tolerance-insensitive design forms
Author(s): John R. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

We describe a method of using Global Synthesis"R" for finding tolerance-insensitive design forms. By simultaneously optimizing several design configurations that are nominally identical but differ by tolerance-level perturbations, one is essentially requesting that the optimizer find solutions that are insensitive to the types of perturbations present. Global Synthesis is a useful tool for examining a wide range of design forms; when combined with a merit function that prefers less sensitive solutions, it is particularly useful in exploring the space of tolerance-insensitive design configurations.

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Date Published: 17 July 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63420M (17 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692251
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John R. Rogers, Optical Research Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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