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13 June 1989 Automation Of Cost Control During Optimization
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The changing economies of optical system design and manufacture are discussed and their implications relative to software tools for the optical designer are listed. In response to these needs an optimization routine using generalized simulated annealing is described. In addition to global minima capability this routine has the ability to automatically select off the shelf catalog elements, select from existing test plate lists from several vendors and to consider costs of materials during the optimization process. As a result the lens designer can obtain a family of designs with varying performance/cost ratios merely by varying the number of custom surfaces and materials limits upon setup of the optimization run.
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Gregory K. Hearn "Automation Of Cost Control During Optimization", Proc. SPIE 1049, Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop II, (13 June 1989);


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