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Title: Nonimaging optical illumination system

Abstract

A nonimaging illumination optical device for producing a selected far field illuminance over an angular range. The optical device includes a light source, a light reflecting surface, and a family of light edge rays defined along a reference line with the reflecting surface defined in terms of the reference line as a parametric function R(t) where t is a scalar parameter position and R(t)=k(t)+Du(t) where k(t) is a parameterization of the reference line, and D is a distance from a point on the reference line to the reflection surface along the desired edge ray through the point. 35 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
415762
Patent Number(s):
5,586,013
Application Number:
PAN: 8-054,816
Assignee:
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., St. Paul, MN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-87ER13726
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Dec 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; ILLUMINANCE; MIRRORS

Citation Formats

Winston, R, and Ries, H. Nonimaging optical illumination system. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Winston, R, & Ries, H. Nonimaging optical illumination system. United States.
Winston, R, and Ries, H. Tue . "Nonimaging optical illumination system". United States.
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