Accession Number:

ADA029366

Title:

Spectral Reflectance Evaluation of Camouflage Detection Photography

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1974-1975

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

For artificial camouflage materials to react the same as foliage toward camouflage detection photography, it is necessary for the colors to possess the same characteristic spectral curve as foliage. Camouflage detection photographic film capitalizes on the high infrared reflectance region and very low red region reflectance of deciduous foliage to create a high contrast between foliage and other materials. A specific combination of these high infrared and low red region reflectances excites the specific layers of the film to cause the artificial camouflage to react the same as foliage. The program establishes the allowable latitude in camouflage detection parameters, particularly red reflectance, infrared reflectance, infraredred ratio, and the shape of the curve from the red to the infrared regions, plus optimum characteristics for matching various types of foliage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE