Accession Number:

ADA289273

Title:

Statistical Evaluation of Desert Individual Camouflage Covers (ICC) by Ground Observers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The ICC is a personal camouflage net for soldiers which will be useful for patrols, snipers, and ambush situations. This study determined whether the ICC should have large or small Hogan incisions, and what colors best blended with the desert backgrounds. Ten U.S. Marines and two civilians subjectively evaluated seventy-four ICCs thirty-seven different colors- half large and half small Hogan incisions at five desert sites. The ICCs were ranked in groups of six, selecting four at a time, to reduce the number to the final six colors with associated incisions. The final six were subjected to paired comparison rankings which overcomes the problem of inconsistency of judgements given by the same observer. The data was analyzed statistically to determine preferred color with associated incision, establish confidence limits, and color grouping for each site and across all sites.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Countermeasures
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE