Accession Number : ADA311925

Title :   Colours of Northern Australia: Visible Near-IR Reflectance of Natural Terrain Elements.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Boyd, Russell J.

PDF Url : ADA311925

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A major requirement of the systematic design of camouflage is to obtain a colorimetric match of the camouflaged object to its anticipated surroundings. This match needs to cover both the visible and, because of the operating bands of silicon based surveillance sensors such as image intensifiers and low light TV, the near-infrared. This report presents spectral reflectances and CIE colour co-ordinates of natural terrain elements in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths (380 - 1800nm). Measurement sites range from Townsville to Tom Price across northern Australia. Complete data sets are available as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and charts.

Descriptors :   *CAMOUFLAGE, *INFRARED IMAGES, *NEAR INFRARED RADIATION, DATA BASES, OPTICAL DATA, TERRAIN, SOILS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, TREES, IMAGE INTENSIFICATION, COLORS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, INFRARED DETECTORS, REFLECTANCE, VEGETATION, AUSTRALIA, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), GRASSES, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS, INFRARED SURVEILLANCE, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE