As a consultant, I have often been approached by unrealistic requirements from customers, and the LiDAR business is particularly prone to this. Perhaps because the technology is new. A customer often wants: If a customer was to write a specification for a camera system, this would not happen, as there are known and better understood [

Since LiDAR has been around for quite some time, I have heard a lot of different names of various detection methods. In practice there are not as many methods of detecting signal as there are names for them so in this post, I will try to sort this out. When it comes to signal transmitting, […]

By Olov von Hofsten | Luminance is arguably the most important component to analyze when evaluating a lighting design since it answer the fundamental question, “What will it look like?”. In Zemax you get easily get the luminance for an entire surface, but not the local luminance or luminace maps. However, there are ways around [&h

By Henrik Eliasson | Measuring the image quality of a camera is no small task. If you are setting up a lab for this purpose, there are quite a few considerations to take into account and expensive equipment to buy. You need to think about the room for the lab itself, its size and layout. […]

By Henrik Eliasson | Sharpness is one of the most important image quality attributes for a camera. Often, the sharpness and resolution of a camera system are confused and used interchangeably. In this post, I hope to sort out some of the confusion. Figure 1. Same scene captured with two different lenses. In Figure 1, […]

By Olov von Hofsten | At Eclipse we use Zemax a lot, everyday actually. But although we know the optics necessary to make optimal optical designs, knowing a software’s hidden shortcuts is not always the same. We recently had Alissa Wilcynski from Zemax give us a three-day course at our site in Stockholm. The course […]