Accession Number : ADA117097

Title :   Thermal Camouflage of Fixed Installations: Project TIREX.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Gladen,Curtis L ; Link,Lewis E

PDF Url : ADA117097

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This paper has presented an overview of Project TIREX as well as a sampling of some of the results for one of the structures on which camouflage materials were tested. The examples presented were limited to analyses of contrast reduction potential in both the visual and thermal IR bands. The results are indicative of the results of the complete data set. Few materials exist that offer an ability to completely reduce the contrtast of a structure to its natural surround. While many materials offer significant thermal or visual contrast reductions, none were ideal for simultaneously providing the desired reduction in both bands. This indicates a continuing need to develop better materials and applications concepts. Project TIREX will provide the first available systematic guidance for thermal camouflage design. While a considerable amount of developmental work is still required, a very substantial foundation will be available to proceed rapidly to the full camouflage capability needed to address the modern threat.

Descriptors :   *Camouflage, *Thermal radiation, Air Force facilities, Buildings, Pavements, Concrete, Shelters, Steel, Corrugating, Materials, Coverings, Paints, Infrared radiation, Reflectance, Measurement, Aerial photography

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE