Accession Number:

ADB004971

Title:

Effect of Camouflage on Visual Detection

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication Dec 19-Feb 1975

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE