Dr. David G. Jenkins
Principal Optical Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (13)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics
KEYWORDS: Infrared sensors, Mirrors, Contamination, Sensors, Particles, Sensor performance, Space sensors, Atmospheric particles, Atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 7, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6291, Optical Systems Degradation, Contamination, and Stray Light: Effects, Measurements, and Control II
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Contamination, Data modeling, Backscatter, Particles, Reflectivity, Ray tracing, Mie scattering, Spherical lenses, Atmospheric modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6289, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX
KEYWORDS: Statistical analysis, Sensors, Error analysis, Optical analysis, Computer simulations, Image analysis, Monte Carlo methods, Ray tracing, Transmittance, Geometrical optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 4, 2002
Proc. SPIE. 4769, Optical Design and Analysis Software II
KEYWORDS: Gold, Roads, Image segmentation, Error analysis, Copper, Silver, Monte Carlo methods, Ray tracing, Nonlinear filtering, RGB color model

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 19, 2001
Proc. SPIE. 4446, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI
KEYWORDS: Reflectors, Photovoltaics, Mirrors, Solar energy, Solar concentrators, Sun, Detection and tracking algorithms, Solar cells, Collimation, Renewable energy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 26, 2000
Proc. SPIE. 4100, Scattering and Surface Roughness III
KEYWORDS: Reflectors, Data modeling, Scattering, Light scattering, Laser scattering, Monte Carlo methods, Ray tracing, Aluminum, Palladium, Illumination software

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Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems II
31 July 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems
2 August 2004 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Design of Efficient Illumination Systems
4 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
Course Instructor
SC389: Design of Non-Imaging Illumination Systems
This course covers the basics of illumination system design with emphasis on computer aided techniques. It begins by exploring the fundamental principles of illumination systems. An overview of various types of systems and light sources are presented and issues with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are covered extensively. Detailed instruction on the tailored edge ray design (TED) method of nonimaging optics and algorithms for segmented reflector design of automotive headlamps will be covered. Design of lightpipes and other precision plastic-molded optics are covered along with mathematical optimization procedures. Scattering of light can be very useful in the design of illumination systems, particularly in backlighting applications. Techniques to handle these effects are discussed and the design of painted LCD backlights are covered in detail.
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