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Simulation with Ray-Tracing

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Simulation with Ray-Tracing
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.RY2
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam and presentation

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MTM.RY2 (P231-0112) Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , optional course, technical
MST.RY2 (P231-0112) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

[updated 30.01.2019]
Learning outcomes:
Introduction to the development of lens systems,
beam path calculation using the matrix method,
Using the matrix method by calculating the beam path of complex lens systems.
Monte Carlo Simulation method,
Light scattering models for the description of optical surfaces: BSDF distribution function,
Lambert, Mie, Harvey - Scattering models.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
1. Development of an illumination system using the simulation methods discussed and scattering models to optimize the optical surfaces
2. Definition of light sources, determination of the number of source beams and optimization of simulation parameters
3. Evaluation of the simulation results based on photometric parameters (optical flux density, radiant power, solid angle, etc.)
4. Optimization of the simulated model based on the evaluation and analysis of detected and lost rays.
5. Practical tips for simplifying complex optical models.
6. Practical tips regarding feasibility, space management, time optimization and development budget.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture in PC room, simulation applications on the PC.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes
Eugen Hecht: Optik; sechste Auflage, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2014.
Wolfgang Demtröder: Experimentalphysik 2, Elektrizität und Optik; sechste Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2013.

[updated 01.10.2020]
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