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Automotive Lightning

Automotive Lighting

Event formLecture and exercise
LevelMaster
SemesterWS
Creditpoints3

CONTENT

The course offers an introduction into automotive lighting technology and teaches the technological and physiological fundamentals which are necessary to understand and evaluate lighting systems. In addition to the required optical variables the state of the art and future trends of automotive lighting will be presented. Important technologies like for example new light sources and their application in automotive front and signal lights as well as in further optical systems will be considered. One main aspect of the lecture focusses on light-based driver assistance systems (e.g. glare free high beam, marking light) which are one core aspect of today’s technological development. Physiological and psychological basics like the structure of the human eye and the visual system complete the course.

 

As a part of the lecture an excursion to the L-LAB shall take place (www.l-lab.de). The L-LAB is a public-private research institute for lighting technology and mechatronics based in Lippstadt. The L-LAB is supported by the university of Paderborn, the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences and HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA. There will be exciting insights into current research topics as well as the research facilities and laboratories.

TOPICS

  • General introduction and thematic classification
  • Historical development of automotive lighting technology and mechatronics
  • Basics of visual perception of humans, anatomy and function of the human eye
  • Basics of lighting technology
    • Introduction of the basic quantities
    • Visible spectrum, color vision
    • Photometric characteristics
    • Photometric calculations
  • Design of headlights
  • Physiological and psychologial glare
  • Light sources

LECTURE AND EXERCISE DATES

See official notice to SuSe 2022 and Stud.IP.

NEXT EXAMINATION

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LECTURER

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallaschek
Professors
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
216
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallaschek
Professors
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
216
Dr. Mathias Niedling
Dr. Mathias Niedling

CONTACT PERSON

Mirco Jonkeren, M. Sc.
Research Staff
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
202
Mirco Jonkeren, M. Sc.
Research Staff
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
202