FIGURE 1. Automotive HUD system concept.

Contemporary automotive market demand has led to a wealth of new applications requiring strong performance in cost-effective optical systems. Requirements for these systems require modern software capability for both optical design and engineering. This article presents a discussion of optical design and analysis for a quality automotive head-up display (HUD) system using Lambda Research Corporation’s Optics Software for Layout and Optimization (OSLO) and TracePro. These products are designed to work in tandem to effectively solve a wide array of problems in optics. Continue reading…