Camouflage assessment of color pattern strategies in different environmental contexts

Woon Jung Cho, Minsun Kim, Eunji Lee, Suyoung Kim, Junghwan Han, Kwang Hee Han

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2015 – Posters Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319213798
StatePublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

Bibliographical note

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

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.


  • Active camouflage
  • Adaptive pattern strategy
  • Camouflage assessment
  • Dynamic environmental contexts


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