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Selected issues connected with determination of requirements of spectral properties of camouflage patterns
Author(s): František Racek; Adam Jobánek; Teodor Baláž; Jaroslav Krejčí
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally spectral reflectance of the material is measured and compared with permitted spectral reflectance boundaries. The boundaries are limited by upper and lower curve of spectral reflectance. The boundaries for unique color has to fulfil the operational requirements as a versatility of utilization through the all year seasons, day and weather condition on one hand and chromatic and spectral matching with background as well as the manufacturability on the other hand. The interval between the boundaries suffers with ambivalent feature. Camouflage pattern producer would be happy to see it much wider, but blending effect into its particular background could be better with narrower tolerance limits. From the point of view of long time user of camouflage pattern battledress, there seems to be another ambivalent feature. Width of the tolerance zone reflecting natural dispersion of spectral reflectance values allows the significant distortions of shape of the spectral curve inside the given boundaries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10432, Target and Background Signatures III, 1043205 (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277906
Show Author Affiliations
František Racek, Univ. of Defence (Czech Republic)
Adam Jobánek, Military Research Institute (Czech Republic)
Teodor Baláž, Univ. of Defence (Czech Republic)
Jaroslav Krejčí, Univ. of Defence (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10432:
Target and Background Signatures III
Karin U. Stein; Ric Schleijpen, Editor(s)

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