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Thermal transmission of camouflage nets revisited
Author(s): Johan Jersblad; Pieter Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

In this article we derive, from first principles, the correct formula for thermal transmission of a camouflage net, based on the setup described in the US standard for lightweight camouflage nets. Furthermore, we compare the results and implications with the use of an incorrect formula that have been seen in several recent tenders. It is shown that the incorrect formulation not only gives rise to large errors, but the result also depends on the surrounding room temperature, which in the correct derivation cancels out. The theoretical results are compared with laboratory measurements. The theoretical results agree with the laboratory results for the correct derivation. To summarize we discuss the consequences for soldiers on the battlefield if incorrect standards and test methods are used in procurement processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9997, Target and Background Signatures II, 99970S (24 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240855
Show Author Affiliations
Johan Jersblad, Saab Barracuda AB (Sweden)
Pieter Jacobs, Private Consultant (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9997:
Target and Background Signatures II
Karin U. Stein; Ric H. M. A. Schleijpen, Editor(s)

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