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Characterization of natural background clutter for design of camouflage
Author(s): Grayson W. Walker; James R. McManamey
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Paper Abstract

Camouflage design and evaluation requires that the developer assess the detectability of a camouflaged target in a natural, cluttered environment. Traditional techniques have involved panels of observers, but modern camoufleurs are seeking a satisfactory means of making reasonable estimates by the use of computer modeling. However, no adequate target detection model exists at this time. Camouflage experts at Belvoir Research, Development, and Engineering Center (BRDEC) are seeking means of improving the best of the current target detection models to make it capable of serving their needs. This is an interest which they share with many others within the Army who find that the best available model is unable to cope with low-observable targets. Unmodeled effects are responsible for the shortcomings. Current work at BRDEC and other organizations within the Army is examining such diverse methods as the use of fractals, edge evaluation, gray level cooccurrence matrices, power spectral analysis, and correlation lengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137854
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Grayson W. Walker, U.S. Army Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
James R. McManamey, U.S. Army Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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