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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 3893–3897

Blind-spot problem for motor vehicles

R. Andrew Hicks and Ronald K. Perline  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 19, pp. 3893-3897 (2005)

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We consider the problem of designing a passenger side mirror for an automobile that does not have a blind spot and that does not distort the image. Our model consists of a coupled pair of partial differential equations that do not have a common solution. Using a best mean-square-error functional, we find approximate solutions using nonlinear optimization. In one case a local minimum provides a mirror that solves the problem, but it does not reverse the image.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2005
Published: July 1, 2005

R. Andrew Hicks and Ronald K. Perline, "Blind-spot problem for motor vehicles," Appl. Opt. 44, 3893-3897 (2005)

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