Accession Number : ADP001576

Title :   How Good is Good - A Field Evaluation of Camouflage,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Anitole,George ; Johnson,Ronald L.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In development of prototype camouflage, performance characteristics are determined by field evaluations. The ultimate camouflage being that of a target with no restrictions on time or manpower in its erection or retraction, using standard materials and methods. This ultimate condition is not normally measured in field studies where prototype camouflage is evaluated against a base line target. Percentages of camouflage improvement in detection and identification rates by the prototype over base line conditions are identified. This paper concerns a real field study designed to allow the camoufleur to measure relative improvements of prototype camouflage against both base line and ultimate conditions. The camoufleur then ascertains true values of the prototype camouflage, or How Good is Good. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Prototypes, *Camouflage, *Field tests, Test and evaluation, Experimental design, Pattern recognition, Detection, Identification, Paints, Comparison

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE