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Optical design consideration for both automotive and aerospace environment
Author(s): Simon Thibault
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Paper Abstract

Making a lens design working in automotive environment is a real challenge. Both optical and mechanical designer must work together to prevent problems during operation. The increasing trend to use vision sensors in transportation is driven both by legislation and consumer demands for higher safety and better driving experiences. With the demand, many new material and design techniques have been developed increasing the lens designer toolbox. This paper reviews the design constraints of the automotive and aerospace environment and how modern material, tools and approaches can be used to fulfill it. We discussed a particular trade-off between the uses of plastic and glass optical component. We also discussed the impact of vision system which is outside or inside the vehicle regarding design trades and performances within the environmental constraints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8368, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III, 836802 (9 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921446
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Simon Thibault, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8368:
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III
Alex A. Kazemi; Nicolas Javahiraly; Allen S. Panahi; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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