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diffuse Reflektionsfläche

English translation: diffuse reflection surface


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German term or phrase:diffuse Reflektionsfläche
English translation:diffuse reflection surface
Entered by: Martin Schneekloth
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08:14 Oct 4, 2001
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German term or phrase: diffuse Reflektionsfläche
In a patent relating to a laser positioning device:"Ein lichtstrahlenempfänger für den Laserstrahl eines Laserpositioniergerät mit einer diffusen Reflektionsfläche (3) weist eine Reflektionsfläche und zumindest eine, zum Laserstrahl in einem Winkel < 45 Grad schräge, Reflectorfläche auf."

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diffuse reflection surface
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5diffuse reflection surfaceMartin Schneekloth
4diffusely reflecting surfacexxxAbu Amaal
4diffuse reflectance area?
Ursula Peter-Czichi
4diffuse reflector
Mary Worby



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diffuse reflector

or diffuse reflecting surface.

Ernst has: diffuse Reflexion / diffuse reflection

So you're back to Reflektionsfläche again ...

A few hits (of about 600) for diffuse reflector:

Questions for Module 102
... Which of the following surfaces would most likely be a diffuse reflector? (C) A
polished metal surface. --- No. That will give equal-angle reflections only. ...
www.people.vcu.edu/~rgowdy/mod/102/qst.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

Light Interactions with Surfaces
... Energy is reflected (scattered) equally in all directions (more or less).
Many natural surfaces act as a diffuse reflector to some extent. ...
www.gis.usu.edu/Geography-Department/rsgis/Remsen1/surf/ surf.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

Comp 136 --- Fall '96 --- Lecture 22
... First, we will consider a particular type of surface called an ideal diffuse reflector.
An ideal diffuse surface is, at the microscopic level a very rough ...
graphics.lcs.mit.edu/~mcmillan/comp136/Lecture22/illumination.html - 4k - Cached - Similar pages

... If the Moon were a diffuse reflector: At first glance, it looks like we should
receive twice as much light from the full moon as we should receive from the ...
www.optics.arizona.edu/Palmer/moon/lunacy.htm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

And for diffuse reflecting surface (of about 40)

... an extended source emits light according to the cosine law and a diffuse reflecting
surface reflects according to the cosine law: the amount of flux emitted ...
13k - Cached - Similar pages

Lighting Technology Glossary
... foot (formerly "footlamberts"). It is determined by multiplying the footcandles
striking a diffuse reflecting surface times the reflectance of that surface. ...
lighting.bki.com/glossary.asp?link=kcpl - 24k - Cached - Similar pages

Details of the Phong Illumination Model
... A perfectly diffuse reflecting surface scatters light equally in all directions.
Thus the intensity at a point on a surface as perceived by the viewer does not ...
www.cee.hw.ac.uk/~ian/hyper00/polypipe/render/phong.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages

Hope it helps!


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Mary Worby
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diffuse reflectance area?

I don't know about this (literal)translation. A web site showing all kinds of laser positioning devices may help a little:


Looking at the devices, you may be able to decide which one is meant. It is probably a (aluminum?)coated prism or filter surface.

Ursula Peter-Czichi
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diffuse reflection surface

self explanatory

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Martin Schneekloth
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diffusely reflecting surface

75 google hits this way and
6 (including 3 false positives)
as diffuse reflection surface; but the remaining 3 are quite convincing.

This version is clearer but clarity does not seem to be much the issue in this context!

xxxAbu Amaal
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