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Title: Psychophysics of human vision: The key to improved camouflage pattern design
Authors: Baumbach, J
Keywords: Camouflage patterns
Psychophysics
Human vision
Land warfare
Camouflage
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Citation: Baumbach, J. Psychophysics of human vision: The key to improved camouflage pattern design. Land Warfare Conference 2010 - Full Spectrum Threats: Adaptive Responses, Brisbane, Australia from 15 - 19 November 2010, pp 6
Series/Report no.: Conference Paper
Abstract: Camouflage is one of the methods a soldier in the field employs to increase survivability, and decrease probability of detection. A camouflage pattern can only be effective if it matches the spectral properties (amongst others, colour) as well as the spatial properties (i.e. patterns) of the background scene. It is usually very easy to detect flat-surfaced objects in nature. This means that the camouflage pattern on uniforms, nets and vehicles need to have local and global three dimensionality (or at least the perception there-of), in order to be effective. One of the methods to achieve depth perception on a flat surface is by using textured gradients. Depth perception could also be enhanced by the appropriate usage of colour. This study investigated the different mechanisms of human vision, and how perceptual effects could be used to develop better camouflage patterns. A camouflage pattern, based on these principles, was developed and evaluated in order to verify the research.
Description: Land Warfare Conference 2010 - Full Spectrum Threats: Adaptive Responses, Brisbane, Australia from 15 - 19 November 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4764
ISBN: 9780980872309
Appears in Collections:Safety and security
Landward sciences
Technology for special operations
Optronic sensor systems
Human factors
General science, engineering & technology

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