5 February 2008 Robust optical sensors for safety critical automotive applications
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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.
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Cliff De Locht, Cliff De Locht, Sven De Knibber, Sven De Knibber, Sam Maddalena, Sam Maddalena, } "Robust optical sensors for safety critical automotive applications", Proc. SPIE 6890, Optical Components and Materials V, 68901C (5 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763023; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.763023

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