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Headlamp Light Distribution Mapping
This project is no longer active.
Head: Mel Siegel
Contact: Mel Siegel
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Intelligent Sensor, Measurement, and Control Lab
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Overview
During 1990 and 1991 we worked for the Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors on a project quantifying the light-emission pattern from GM headlamps to improve the design-to-manufacture time of their reflectors. At that time there was a five-year lag between headlamp design and implementation and by mapping the light intensity in three dimensions we hoped to decrease that time.

The apparatus is now at Indianapolis, but the data are here and have been used in two SPIE papers and a PhD thesis.