The Ansys optical platform can bridge the gap in camera component development strategies and provide efficient design processes with physics-based simulation from the component level to the entire systems in different environments.
This optical platform is based on several best-in-class optical solvers such as
- Ansys Lumerical: Best in class Multiphysics photonics simulation tools. Optimize microstructure components like CMOS imager sensor via capturing optical, electrical, and thermal effects at the physical level
- Ansys Zemax OpticStudio: Gold standard for optical component modeling. World class tools for design and analysis of optical systems like camera lens system with tightly integrated API
- Ansys Speos: Best in-class sensor, human vision, and lighting simulation and simulates camera in a full scene environment under different lighting conditions; considering the post processing to obtain the final image from the raw image.
Image quality for cameras is becoming increasingly important, especially in high-resolution camera systems. These cameras have many applications in various end-use industries, such as security and surveillance, military, consumer electronics, autonomous systems, and machine vision. Given the vast range of applications, there is a growing need to evaluate the quality of camera images based on a complete system analysis. That includes optics, photonics, and digital studies; effects like stray light, flare due to reflection on CMOS imager, or deformation due to thermal issues can all be analyzed early in the process to obtain the best image quality.
- A connected workflow using the Ansys optical platform to perform virtual design and testing of the camera sensor, which enables users to generate the electronic map from a camera within a 3D environment
- How all the optical solvers are connected to obtain the electronic map, and the results can be further post-processed with Digital Signal Processing tools
- Mina Nazari / Senior Application Engineer – Optics
- Sandra Gely / Manager, Application Engineering - Optics, Photonics & Autonomy