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Camouflage and BIFF: a dichotomy of desired target signatures
Author(s): Melnolf A. Heuel
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Paper Abstract

The objective of a Battlefield Identification Friend/Foe-System (BIFF) is to make targets identifiable to the friend, the objective of camouflage is to make targets less conspicuous to the enemy. In the IR-spectral range these conflicting requirements can be met simultaneously to some extent by using material with variable radiance levels. The presentation addresses: (1) the different requirements posed by camouflage and BIFF, (2) the method of controllable energy radiation, (3) the approach to the solution of the camouflage and BIFF conflict, and (4) the limitation of the approach.

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Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210617
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Melnolf A. Heuel, Bundesamt fuer Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2469:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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