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 Active camouflage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Active camouflage has its origins in the diffused lighting camouflage first tested on Canadian Navy corvettes during World War II, and later in the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Active camouflage is rumored to have taken a new turn with the development of the Boeing Bird of Prey, which apparently took the technology further.
Active camouflage is poised to develop at a rapid pace with the development of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and other technologies which allow for images to be projected onto irregularly-shaped surfaces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Optical_camouflage   (1107 words)

 Camouflage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camouflage is the method which allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment.
The Bronze Horseman camouflaged from the German aircraft during the Siege of Leningrad (August 8, 1941).
Camouflage added to helmets was unofficially popular, but these were not mass-produced until the Germans began in 1916 to issue stahlhelme (steel helmets) in green, brown, or ochre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camouflage   (1942 words)

 Camouflage cream approved and NATO coded for Armed Forces use Worldwide
A non-irritant camouflage cream developed to meet the demands of the modern soldier for a cam-cream that is not messy or greasy and does not cause skin problems.
Caplock camouflage cream is not a cosmetic - it is a dedicated military camo face paint with sunscreen that is temperature stable from subzero to tropical conditions.
Face paint camouflage is contained in an impact resistant polypropylene compact with a hinged lid incorporating a lightweight mirror of metalized styrene and three camouflage cream colors.
www.caplock.com /Camouflage_cream.htm   (607 words)

 Passive Air Defense: A Neglected Concept
Camouflage is much more difficult today with the various electronic, infrared and radar sensors which are not as easily fooled as the camera or naked eye.
Camouflage netting can hide a squadron command post from an enemy pilot traveling at 500 miles per hour; however, an infrared photograph will identify the netting as false vegetation and the electronic signature of the equipment and communications from the site will help determine what is under the netting.
Camouflage nets now exist which absorb and diffuse radar pulses, thereby masking the radar signature of whatever is beneath it.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1984/BJQ.htm   (3263 words)

 Motion camouflage
Motion camouflage is a stealth behaviour that allows a predator to conceal its apparent motion on approaching a moving prey.
The fixed point could be an existing landmark in the background (against which the shadower is camouflaged) or possibly the initial position of the shadower (in which case the shadower appears not to have moved from its starting point).
If the hoverflies and dragonfly flights are indeed instances of motion camouflage behaviour, it is not clear that the technique itself is being used offensively (though in the case of the hoverfly it may be a precursor to an offensive manoeuvre).
www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk /~aja/motion_cam.html   (1587 words)

 What is Optical Camouflage?
Optical camouflage is a hypothetical type of active camouflage currently only in a very primitive stage of development.
Creating complete optical camouflage across the visible light spectrum would require a coating or suit covered in tiny cameras and projectors, programmed to gather visual data from a multitude of different angles and project the gathered images outwards in an equally large number of different directions to give the illusion of invisibility from all angles.
We may end up finding optical camouflage to be most useful in the environment of space, where any given background is generally less complex than earthly backdrops and therefore easier to record, process, and project.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-optical-camouflage.htm   (500 words)

 Active Camouflage - halowiki.net
The active camo is disrupted by firing weapons or taking damage, rendering the invisible player fully visible (although the cloak will re-establish itself in about two seconds).
While this is debatable, it should be noted that acquiring both the active camo and the Overshield simultaneously lessens the benefit of the cloak; the overshield's web of protection is visible outside of the cloak, which makes for an eerie sight that can only be described as...
Adding to that, a commmon thing to combine with the use of active camo is crouch walking, holding down the crouch button while moving, this way you move at the fastest possible speed that wont disclose your location on the motion tracker, and the active camo and ducking both help the stealth aspect.
h2wiki.halowiki.net /wiki?title=Active_Camo&printable=yes   (987 words)

 Halo 2 - Halopedia
Aside from variations caused simply by switching sides in the conflict, most notably The Arbiter is different from Master Chief in that his armor lacks a flashlight and is equipped with a short duration rechargeable form of Active Camouflage that will drop if an action other than movement is taken.
Active Camouflage: Drastically reduces the player's visibility for a period of time, making all but a faint outline of him transparent.
This effect is reduced if the player is hit by weapons fire, if he or she fires a weapon or throws a grenade, or in some cases if he or she switches weapons.
halo.wikia.com /wiki/Halo_2   (1880 words)

 Active Duty Military Army Navy Air Force Marines Coast Guard Reserves Veterans
The uniform is being produced in a single, universal pattern to replace the two camouflage versions in current use: tan-brown for desert use and green-brown-fl for woodland settings.
The pattern for the new camouflage coat and trousers is a mix of light green, tan and gray.
Moran said it was designed to allow soldiers to blend into urban, desert and forest environments; it is similar to the Marines' digital camouflage uniform except that it has no fl in the pattern.
www.active-duty.com /NewUS_ArmyUniform.htm   (1908 words)

 Motion Illusions & Active Camouflage
Several different active camouflage strategies are discussed, including minimisation of apparent motion, and percepts of accelerated or retarded velocity.
The pursuer is using motion camouflage to mimic a stationary object positioned at the point of convergence of the constraint lines.
The importance of a camouflage system matching the optical background is well known, but the interaction with the visual processing pathway of the observer is often overlooked.
www.ucl.ac.uk /~ucbplrd/motion/motion_middle.html   (6066 words)

 Strategies for Active Camouflage of Motion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is shown that, under certain conditions, the shadower can conceal its motion if it moves along a trajectory such that it emulates the optic flow produced by a stationary object, as viewed by the moving shadowee.
Algorithms for determining trajectories which enable the shadower to camouflage its motion whilst tracking a shadowee, or whilst moving towards a stationary or moving target, are developed and tested.
It is of interest to investigate the relevance of active motion camouflage in contexts such as 'shadowing' behaviour in hoverflies, capture of prey by predators and military manoeuvres.
people.mydesk.net.au /~mdavey/papers/motcam_paperabs.html   (137 words)

 Informat.io on Halo
Active Camouflage: Essentially a device used for stealth by The Covenant, active camouflage drastically reduces the player's visibility for a period of time, making all but a faint outline of him invisible, and producing a lensing effect as they walk.
The ability to use active camouflage is included in the Arbiter's part of the campaign, although its effect only lasts a few seconds and suffers from the same problems as noted above.
During multiplayer, you cannot use active camouflage as the Arbiter does during the campaign, but instead must find it placed on the map.When the camouflage is activated, enemies' reticles will not turn red, thus making it difficult for enemies to snipe you, and also the charged plasma pistol shot will not home in on you.
www.informat.io /?title=Halo_2   (4046 words)

In the dragonfly world, motion camouflage is most likely used by a male to ‘shadow’ a prospective mate, or to pursue, in stealth, a food item such as a fly.
Dr Mizutani and her colleagues discovered it was likely the shadowing dragonfly uses all three types of motion camouflage – appearing to be a static object that is either in front of, or behind the shadower, or an infinite distance away from the shadowee.
However, it is certain that the flight patterns are motivated by motion camouflage “and are not an artefact or by-product of another behaviour”.
info.anu.edu.au /MAC/Media/Media_Releases/_2003/_030605Dragonflies.asp   (640 words)

 Disappearing Aircraft - The Answer
It is known to those that have privy to it as "Active camouflage".
Active Camouflage, the term I know it by, is the technology marriage of fiber optics, TTF Active Liquid Crystal Display, and microprocessors.
While I have seen various "camouflaging" effects of aircraft creating persistent contrails and the contrail related "haze" -- white aircraft becoming darker in different lighting conditions, aircraft moving through a thin haze becoming white then blue and back again, even contrail shadows bouncing in front of aircraft.
www.rense.com /general3/answer.htm   (3490 words)

 The Future
Carefully designed conventional camouflage worked well enough under most circumstances to ensure that an aircraft would not be visible before a radar could detect it.
It does not use an "active camouflage" lighting system, but it may have an upward-facing light sensor that tells the pilot when to increase or reduce altitude slightly to match the changing luminance of the sky
Yehudi's inventors needed a way to make the aircraft harder to see, and they realised that camouflage paint wouldn't do the job: Regardless of its colour, the aeroplane would be a fl dot against the sky.
robocat.users.btopenworld.com /future.htm   (3330 words)

 VU Games Community Forums: Powered armour ...
Active is when you do something to make it happen.  Passive is when you don't need to do something for it to happen, as is already happening without intervention.
Throwing a flash-bomb at the enemy to blind him is active stealth.  Jamming the enemy’s radar is active stealth, where as the stealth craft "hide" themselves from radar without doing anything directly, hence they are using passive stealth.
speaking of active camouflage, how stupid is this....someone mentioned battlefield 2142 coming out soon in another thread, and i read a review yesterday that said that although the recon infantry unit will have active camouflage making it appear almost invisible except for slight distortion, you'll still cast a shadow....
forums.vugames.com /thread.jspa?threadID=21678&tstart=30   (2191 words)

 GameSpot: TGS 2003 Spy Fiction Impressions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Active camouflage is the name of the game in Sammy's upcoming stealth action game for the PS2.
The science behind active camo is still catching up to the fiction, but the general idea is that you're practically invisible when you aren't moving.
The secret to the camera is that you use it in conjunction with your suit's active camo abilities.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/adventure/spyfiction/news.html?sid=6076034&print=1   (408 words)

 what is optical camouflage.htm
Optical camouflage is a hypothetical type of active camouflage currently only in a very primitive sta...
Camouflage can be used either to hide from an enemy or by predators who wish to remain unseen before they attack.
But for those whose lives depend on effective camouflage, ghillie suits are a necessity.
www.wisegeek.com /s/what-is-optical-camouflage.htm   (695 words)

 Elite - Halopedia
In Halo 2, the Arbiter's squad of Special Ops Elites/grunts is equipped with unlimited Active Camouflage, and use it when needed.
The camouflage fluctuates slightly when these Elites fire their weapons or are shot, but they will not become fully visible until they are killed.
The drawback of the Active Camouflage is that it cannot be used in conjunction witn the Elite's energy shields, making Stealth Elites vulnerable to damage.
halo.wikia.com /wiki/Elite   (2504 words)

 Mechanized Propulsion Systems : Message Board - The Perfect Tactical Mix
Active stealth, IR Camouflage, Radar Absorptive materials, possible white noise generation.
The military already plans on having normal soldiers with active camouflage by 2025, so putting such on a PA in 2020 isn't a silly idea.
As it is, a LADAR system hooked up to an image identifier could still penetrate his active camouflage.
www.mechaps.com /cgi-bin/board/topic.cgi?forum=3&topic=71   (3355 words)

 Wired 11.08: The Super Power IssueBeing Invisible
Next-gen optical camouflage is busting out of defense labs and into the street.
And, unlike traditional camouflage, it's most effective when either the wearer or the background is moving (but not both).
US Defense Department press releases citing "adaptive," "advanced," and "active" camouflage suggest that the government is working on devices like this.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/11.08/pwr_invisible.html?pg=1&topic=&topic_set=   (1108 words)

 Global Atlantic Technologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Author of 'The Development of Naval Camouflage 1914-1945' Alan Raven says that the first really successful ship camouflage is attributable to the dazzle patterns invented by artist Norman Wilkinson in about 1917.
Dazzle camouflage was an 'inclination' deception technique that involved the fore part of one side and the aft part of the other side being painted a dark colour.
The post-war period saw interest in naval visual stealth and camouflage declined further, although one USN initiative is worth analysis.
www.globalatlantic.com /janes2.html   (1284 words)

 Defense Review - Is Cloaking Technology for U.S. Infantry Warfighters Finally Possible?
The STS adaptive camouflage technology is apparently still undergoing TandE for application to manned and unmanned aircraft.
Of course, ideally, anti-thermal/IR (infrared) camouflage paint (for vehicles) or cream/makeup (for warfighters) and anti-thermal/IR apparel (for warfighters) should also be considered.
And, let's not forget the "optical camouflage" project being conducted at the Tachi Laboratory at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
www.defensereview.com /article850.html   (2383 words)

 Active.com - HER STORYTM: Tammy Megow-Jones, marine and marathoner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Because nothing motivates us to stay healthy and active more than hearing stories of other athletic women, Her Sports brings you Her Story, monthly profiles of women just like you.
I studied actively for 10 years but didn't have time when my military training began.
Proudest active moments: Completing and passing a six-plus-mile endurance course during Marine Corps basic officer training, comprised of killer hills, killer terrain and killer obstacles all run in full camouflage utilities with boots, flak jacket, Kevlar helmet, backpack and M16 (all weighing about as much as I did at 5-foot-2 and 110 pounds).
www.active.com /story.cfm?story_id=11515&sidebar=630   (281 words)

 Halo 2 Cheats, Codes, Hints
When in campaign mode playing as the Elite, press White to turn on the active the camouflage.
Use your active camouflage wisely -- it does not last long.
When doing this in single player mode, use the same tactics except when Elites arrive, camouflage yourself then go to top level and snipe with the carbine rifle.
www.total-cheats.com /xbox/halo-2.html   (11164 words)

 Disappearing Planes - Not An Off-The-Shelf Technology
The active matrix panels the author described do not emit light on their own, they have to be powered by a light behind the panel.
To achieve true camouflage while walking in front of a white billboard, or mirror, etc. it would again require up to 60 watts per square foot of light energy being emitted.
Yes, with present technology it could be possible to build some sort of active camoflage for an aircraft but it would have a limited effectiveness.
www.rense.com /general3/disaa.htm   (6333 words)

 Chuck's weblog
Optical camouflage is a kind of active camouflage.
If you project background image onto the masked object, you can observe the masked object just as if it were virtually transparent.
This shows the principle of the optical camouflage using X'tal Vision.
www.duke.edu /~cee/2004/06/optical-camouflage.html   (165 words)

 Defense Review - Robo-Soldier Ready for Combat Deployment to Iraq for Urban Warfare/CI Ops
Effective urban camouflage is a tricky business, as the terrain/visual environment is constantly changing from street to street, and structure to structure (building to building).
In the meantime, it would appear that the best passive/conventional camouflage for urban warfare operations would be Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.'s digital camouflage patterns like Fracture Camouflage a.k.a.
In addition to visual camouflage, the Army might also be advised to suppress any 7.62mm general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) or 5.56mm light machine gun/squad automatic weapon (LMG/SAW), or any.50 BMG weapon (like the Barrett M82A2) attached to SWORDS with a high-quality silencer/suppressor, or "muzzle can"--in other words, sound and muzzle-flash camouflage.
www.defensereview.com /modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=704   (1550 words)

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