Artificial solar lighting for evaluation of sensors that are sensitive to the near-infrared band

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By reproducing a sunlight environment indoors, it is possible to improve the development speed and accuracy of sensors and cameras that are sensitive to the near-infrared band!

 

Because artificial solar lighting produces light that is identical to sunlight,
it can reproduce an environment that is similar to the outdoors with the industry’s largest wavelength range of 300 nm – 2500 nm. It faithfully reproduces the light that the customer needs, ranging from the summer sun to spring and early summer sun, setting sun, backlighting, reflected sunlight, and sunlight shining in through a window.

As a result, evaluation tests and other tests that previously could only be performed during the daytimes on sunny days can now be performed without concern for the weather and time of day.

Artificial solar lighting that simulates sunlight from visible wavelengths through infrared is ideal when evaluating a sensor or camera that is sensitive to 850 nm, 940 nm, or other near-infrared wavelength.

 

■This system is used in fields such as the following■

 

Research and development of sensors, cameras, and other devices that are sensitive to the near-infrared band

・Development and evaluation of the effects of sunlight on sensors that are used outdoors
・Development and evaluation of measurement devices that use near-infrared light
・Development and evaluation of distance sensors
・Development and evaluation of sensors that are used in various types of robots
・Development and evaluation of infrared cameras
・Development and evaluation for 3D imaging
・Development and evaluation of anti-theft sensors
・Reproducing the effects of scattered light outdoors during sensor development
・Development and evaluation of sensors and cameras for ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems)
・Development and evaluation of LiDAR for automated driving systems
・Reproducing sunlight shining into a vehicle interior during development of automated driving functions
・Reproducing sunlight shining into a vehicle interior during development of collision avoidance support systems
・Evaluations of automatic light sensors
・Durability testing of monitoring sensors and on-board sensors
・Countermeasures to backlighting for monitoring cameras and on-board cameras (evaluation)
・Evaluation of brightness variation within the field of view of monitoring cameras and on-board cameras
・Evaluation of display visibility
・Evaluation of automobile light sensors
・Evaluation of heads-up displays (HUD)
Reproducing other conditions with simulated sunlight.

 
 

Production control and production lines

・Evaluation of various sensors
・Light resistance of parts and materials
Reproducing other conditions with simulated sunlight.

 
 

■Examples of product uses ■


■Light source for sensor and camera evaluations

車載カメラ評価用光源装置

【Purpose】
Performance evaluations of sensors and cameras that are sensitive to sensitive to 850 nm, 940 nm, or another near-infrared wavelength

【Characteristics】
・Wavelength range: 400 nm – 1100 nm
・Center brightness: 100000 Lx or higher

【Recommended model】
Sunlight Irradiation System GXH-0505A2

【Other applications】
・Image quality evaluations under backlit conditions
・Evaluations of brightness variation within field of view (when there are combinations of sunlight and shadow)

 
 

■Light source for evaluation of monitoring sensors and on-board sensors

セリック車載センサ評価用光源装置

【目的】
Tests for investigating malfunction or failure to operate when sunlight is input parallel to monitoring sensor, on-board sensor, or exterior parts

【特徴】
・Wavelength range: 300 nm – 2500 nm
・Parallelness: ±3°
・Shining downward at a 45° angle

【Recommended model】
Sunlight Irradiation System XIM-3B200KPV1

【Other applications】
Tests of ambient light countermeasures for sensors that are sensitive to the sunlight near-infrared band

 
 

■Light source for evaluation of heads-up displays

ヘッドアップディスプレイ評価用光源装置

【Purpose】
Evaluation of visibility when there is sunlight input parallel to the display

【Characteristics】
・Wavelength range: 300 nm – 2500 nm
・Parallelness: ±3°
・Shining downward at a 30° angle

【Recommended model】
Solar Simulators XIM-3B300KP30V3

【Other applications】
Heat resistance evaluations of projector internal parts

 
 

■Light source system for evaluation of on-board cameras

車載カメラ評価用光源装置

【Purpose】
Rear-view camera visibility evaluations

【Characteristics】
・Conforms to North America Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS111.

【Other applications】
・Evaluations of image quality under backlit conditions
・Visibility evaluations of brightness variation within the field of view (when there are combinations of sunlight and shadow)

 
 

■Light resistance test system with humidity control

湿度コントロール付き耐光試験装置

【Purpose】
Light resistance tests of automobile components under conditions of actual installation

【Characteristics】
・Wavelength range: 300 nm – 2500 nm
・Conforms to EPA standards.
・Horizontal – 45° – Facing downward
・Light adjustment with a 5-stage adjustment knob: 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400 W/m2

【Other applications】
System with built-in temperature and humidity test chamber for durability and light resistance testing of on-board lamps

 
 


<Example of using artificial solar lighting with large wavelength range to perform outdoor evaluations and outdoor reproduction tests with the same energy as natural sunlight>

 

■Artificial Solar Illumination Lamp – XELIOS, A super spotlight lighting type

SOLAX-500W

【Purpose】
・Capable of irradiating at 1sun (1000 W/m2) equivalent to midsummer direct sunlight, or at 100000 Lx.

【Characteristics】
・Stand type for easy setup
・Uses an ordinary AC 100V outlet. No installation work is required.

【Recommended model】
Artificial Solar Illumination Lamp – XELIOS, A super spotlight lighting type
・XG-500ASS/AFSS(Irradiation wavelength range:370~780nm) <for Asia & U.S.A.>
・XG-500ESS/EFSS(Irradiation wavelength range:350 – 2500nm, )<for Asia & U.S.A.>
・XE-500ASS/AFSS(Irradiation wavelength range:370~780nm) <for Europe>
・XE-500ESS/EFSS(Irradiation wavelength range:350 – 2500nm, )<for Europe>


 

■Full customizable production starting from individual units to produce the sunlight required by the customer.■

In addition to the above products, we produced customized sunlight starting from individual units to meet customer requests for a wide range of products from high-performance solar simulators to simple sunlight irradiation systems used for purposes such as outdoor environment reproduction, light resistance testing, accelerated deterioration testing, and temperature rise testing.

Please feel free to consult with us for detailed specifications or estimates, or if there is a particular test or evaluation that you want to perform.

 
 

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