A Concept of Virtual Reality in Military Camouflage Application

A Concept of Virtual Reality in Military Camouflage Application


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Abstract: Camouflage, and in particular one of its forms – military camouflage – is the basic form of protecting friendly forces against the enemy. The article presents the concept of a virtual method, which, based on a photographic simulation for various sceneries and seasons, would allow for testing of camouflaging efficiency in laboratory conditions. The method of image acquisition and attributes which should characterize those images in order for them to be used in photographic simulation was discussed. Furthermore, parameters necessary for a correct visual synchronization of the camouflage patterns applied on objects with the images were presented. Attention was paid to the capabilities and limitations of human vision in the context of military reconnaissance. Methods ensuring colour fidelity during image processing were included, as was selected information on camouflage itself and design of camouflage patterns. The test workstation and the required parameters of the equipment used to conduct camouflaging effectiveness studied in virtual environment were described, and a general algorithm for the virtual method of camouflaging effectiveness assessment, as well as the method of calculating this evaluations were proposed. The method was tested on the example of a Leopard 2A4 main battle tank with a newly-designed camouflage pattern dedicated to autumnal deciduous forest of Central Europe.

Military, Camouflage, Image Processing

Published online , 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Wojciech PRZYBYŁ, Ireneusz PLEBANKIEWICZ and Adam JANUSZKO, A Concept of Virtual Reality in Military Camouflage Application, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 17, pp 86-93, 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901038-13

The article was published as article 13 of the book Terotechnology XI

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