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Camouflage Assessment of Color Pattern Strategies in Different Environmental Contexts

  • Woon Jung Cho
  • Minsun Kim
  • Eunji Lee
  • Suyoung Kim
  • Junghwan Han
  • Kwang-Hee HanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 528)

Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of adaptive camouflage patterns according to environmental contexts. We performed visual search tasks using photo simulation to evaluate the effectiveness of camouflage strategies. Pattern combination strategies from a previous study were used. Each one of the 4 strategies (Average [A], AverageRandom [AR], Main [M], and MainRandom [MR]) were presented in 3 environmental contexts (Woodland, Rural, and Urban), and performance (Error Rate) was measured. An analysis of performance revealed the main effect of strategy and a significant interaction between strategy and the context. Strategy A appeared to be more effective than the others. The A and AR strategies were better in the Woodland context, and strategies A and M appeared to be superior to the others in the Urban and Rural contexts. This study can be the foundation for determining optimal adaptive camouflage patterns in different environmental contexts and provide a theoretical basis for future military uniforms.

Keywords

Active camouflage Camouflage assessment Dynamic environmental contexts Adaptive pattern strategy 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work has been supported by the Low Observable Technology Research Center program of Defense Acquisition Administration and Agency for Defense Development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Woon Jung Cho
    • 1
  • Minsun Kim
    • 1
  • Eunji Lee
    • 1
  • Suyoung Kim
    • 1
  • Junghwan Han
    • 1
  • Kwang-Hee Han
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Cognitive Engineering LabYonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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