Artificial Solar Lighting System for Evaluating LiDAR, Sensors, and Cameras that Support Automated Driving and ADAS Technologies

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Used successfully in a wide range of R&D and quality control applications for cameras, sensors, and other devices in the car electronics field!

 

Because this is artificial solar lighting that produces the same light as sunlight, with a wavelength band of 300 – 2500 nm that is one of the largest in the industry, it is possible to create environments that are extremely similar to the outdoors. As a result, it is possible to accurately reproduce situations such as sunlight shining into an interior through a window, the setting sun, backlighting, and reflected light.

 

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

R&D for LiDAR, sensors, cameras, and similar devices

・Development and accuracy improvement of sensors and cameras for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems)
・Development and accuracy improvement of LiDAR for automated driving systems
・Reproduction tests of sunlight shining into a vehicle during automated driving function development
・Reproduction of sunlight shining into the vehicle interior during development of collision avoidance support systems
・Reproducing the effects of ambient light outdoors during sensor development
・Measurement of sensor characteristics
・Evaluation of automatic light sensors
・Durability testing of on-board sensors
・Backlighting countermeasures (evaluation) for on-board cameras
・Evaluation of uneven brightness within an on-board camera field of view
・Evaluation of display visibility
・Evaluation of automobile light sensors
・Outdoor performance evaluations of infrared sensors
・Evaluation of heads-up displays (HUD)
Other applications the use simulated sunlight.

Production control and production lines

・Evaluation of various sensors
・Light resistance of parts and materials
Other applications the use simulated sunlight.

Color evaluations, reproduction of outdoor appearance

・Color evaluations, comparisons with competitor manufacturers, and presentations during new vehicle development
・Design evaluations of models and prototypes, and other accurate evaluations of outdoor appearance and colors
・Reproducing outdoor environments, visibility tests including visibility of body, exterior, and interior parts and LCD displays
・Color inspections after painting
・Body surface inspections
・Appearance inspections of body, exterior parts, interior parts, and other items

 

<Examples of product uses>


<Example of using artificial solar lighting for evaluating on-board sensors >

■Artificial solar lighting for evaluating on-board sensors

セリック車載センサ評価用光源装置

【Purpose】
Testing such as evaluation of possible malfunction or non-operation by on-board sensors or exterior parts due to parallel sunlight input

【Characteristics】
・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

 


<Example of using artificial solar lighting for evaluation of automatic light sensors and heads-up displays>

■Light source system for evaluation of automatic light sensors

オートライトセンサ評価用光源

【Purpose】Investigating variation in automatic light sensor threshold values

【Characteristics】
・Height can be adjusted to match the actual vehicle.
・Brightness adjustment range 50~1800Lx

【Recommended model】
Testing sunlight irradiation system XHS-0503A1

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

 

■Light source system 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】
・Parallelness: ±3°
・Shining downward at a 30° angle

【Recommended model】
Solar simulator XIM-3B300KP30V3

【Other applications】
Heat resistance evaluations of projector internal parts

 


<Examples of using artificial solar lighting for evaluating on-board cameras, on-board parts, and on-board lamps>

■Light source system for evaluation of on-board cameras

車載カメラ評価用光源装置

【Purpose】
Performance evaluations of cameras that are sensitive to near-infrared wavelengths

【Characteristics】
・Irradiation wavelength range 400nm~1100nm
・Center brightness: 100000 Lx or higher

【Recommended model】
Solar irradiation system GXH-0505A2

【Other applications】
・Quality evaluations under backlighting conditions
・Evaluation of uneven brightness (combination of sunlight and shadow) within the field of view

 

■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】
・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

 


<Examples of using artificial solar lighting for evaluation of automobile colors >

■Artificial solar lighting for color evaluations

SOLAX100W500W

【Purpose】
・Paint color checks after painting and before shipping, inspections for scratches, painting unevenness, or dirt
・Studies for new vehicle style and color design

【Characteristics】
・Spectral distribution that is extremely close to natural sunlight
・Also supports the use of LED light sources.

【Recommended model】
Artificial Solar Lighting – XELIOS
・XG-500A/AF
・XG-100A/AF

 

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

人工太陽照明灯SOLAXスーパースポット形

【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>
etc.


 

■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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