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1 April 2011 Optical design of color light-emitting diode ring light for machine vision inspection
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Uniform irradiance and color adjustability are the key features in the design of lighting for machine vision inspection systems. A simple and practical design tool of angled light-emitting-diode (LED) ring arrays for uniform near-field irradiance has been developed by introducing a simple model to simplify the complexity of nonrotational symmetric irradiance distribution of angled LEDs. The color distribution and color uniformity of the ring array assembled with RGB LEDs are analyzed based on the analytical model of color mixing. According to the theoretical analysis, the simulated results, and the design exemplifications, the practical design tool offers an easy way to estimate the performance of an RGB LED ring array and can be considered as a starting point to reduce the computation time for exact designs that must use a realistic LED model.
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Jing-Tao Dong, Rong-Sheng Lu, Yan-Qiong Shi, Rui-Xue Xia, Qi Li, and Yan Xu "Optical design of color light-emitting diode ring light for machine vision inspection," Optical Engineering 50(4), 043001 (1 April 2011).
Published: 1 April 2011

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