Autonomous vehicle requires lightweight lens to image at two unique focal lengths.
The required lens was exposed to heavy shock and vibration. Additionally, the lens had size constraints with a forced geometry, difficult weight restrictions, and ultra-low power consumption.
|Durability:||The lens had a very durable and ruggedized design.|
|Innovation::||The design had a folded optical solution which swings 90° to achieve two positions.|
|Mechanics:||Fast mechanical switch from 100mm to 300mm focal length (latch system). Particular attention paid to the overall center of gravity of the optical lens system.|
|Design:||The final optical design had very few elements to maximize light transmission. It also had a very high numerical aperture (low f-number) for low-light conditions.|