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Camouflage by Artificial Foliage
Final rept. 6 Jun 1973-6 Jun 1974
BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
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A program was conducted to develop a pop-up artificial-foliage system compatible with the rural Maryland summertime background environment. The result of this Phase I effort was a self-expanding leaf module, a number of which are stored flat in a simple box-like container. Release of the container lid latch allows the leaf modules to pop-up and expand, thus covering the external surface of the vehicle with artificial foliage. Repacking is accomplished by pulling a lanyard threaded through each leaf module. Visual background experiments with the leaf modules deployed verified the overall effectiveness of this camouflage system against visual detection.
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