MAZeT announced a new tool for the simulation of compact spectral-selective semiconductor sensors for precise inline measurements. The simulation software helps engineers select the right sensor and optimal combination of filters and illumination. The simulation tool is ideal for validating the requirements of new and existing applications. Some optimizations that are highlighted can be easily implemented, for example, swapping the sensor lighting used or choosing objects for calibration.
The simulation tool includes different sensor models for color measurement. The tool factors costs and a variety of precision requirements. The result is simulated and optimized on the basis of radiometric calculation rules. The sensor models of the simulation tool are ideal for simple teaching, RGB and XYZ sensors, absolute color measurement, XYZ and multi-range sensors, and radiometric measurements with multi-range sensors.
The spectral composition of the filters and lighting has the most significant impact on the quality of the measurement. The preliminary simulation eliminates the need for numerous optimization trials, for example, in selecting the best light source, while the system is still in development. In addition to time saving, the simulation also allows for estimates to be made with regard to whether or not the system requirements will be able to be met while still in the developmental phase.
More information: MAZeT GmbH