Effect of Camouflage on Visual Detection
Technical publication Dec 19-Feb 1975
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Two laboratory experiments were conducted on a terrain model to assess the effects of pattern, range, lighting, and location on the ability of subjects to visually detect tank targets. In Experiment I, each subject saw one of four patterns MERDC, Swedish, German, or olive drab at two ranges. The MERDC pattern took longest to detect. There was no difference due to range. In Experiment II, each subject saw all five patterns MERDC, Swedish, British, German, and olive drab at each of eight locations under either diffuse or brightshadow lighting conditions. There was no difference due to pattern. It was more difficult to find a target in some locations, although location interacted with lighting condition. It took longer to detect targets when shadows were present.
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