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Robust optical sensors for safety critical automotive applications
Author(s): Cliff De Locht; Sven De Knibber; Sam Maddalena
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Paper Abstract

Optical sensors for the automotive industry need to be robust, high performing and low cost. This paper focuses on the impact of automotive requirements on optical sensor design and packaging. Main strategies to lower optical sensor entry barriers in the automotive market include: Perform sensor calibration and tuning by the sensor manufacturer, sensor test modes on chip to guarantee functional integrity at operation, and package technology is key. As a conclusion, optical sensor applications are growing in automotive. Optical sensor robustness matured to the level of safety critical applications like Electrical Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Drive-by-Wire by optical linear arrays based systems and Automated Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Change Assist and Driver Classification/Smart Airbag Deployment by camera imagers based systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6890, Optical Components and Materials V, 68901C (5 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763023
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Cliff De Locht, Melexis Tessenderlo NV (Belgium)
Sven De Knibber, Melexis Tessenderlo NV (Belgium)
Sam Maddalena, Melexis Tessenderlo NV (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6890:
Optical Components and Materials V
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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