Document Type : Original Article
1 Textile Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
2 Textile Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Precise evaluation of camouflage patterns is very important to achieve an effective protective cover. Recently, researchers have focused on proposing computational methods for camouflage evaluation using algorithms of image feature extraction. Although the available indexes determine the similarity of camouflage patterns to the environmental background, they generally suffer from a lack of quantified camouflage principles. The main idea of this paper is to propose a new evaluation metric by defining seven camouflage factors to evaluate camouflage patterns. To this end, several conceptual factors of camouflage that are vital for a camouflage pattern were defined. Accordingly, if a pattern does not contain the mentioned camouflage factors, it cannot be considered as an effective protective pattern. In this regard, if a pattern comprises more of the camouflage factors, it has better efficiency in concealment. To indicate the performance of the proposed metric, we analyzed the effectiveness of different customary camouflage patterns using the fundamental factors to categorize them into three different classes including inefficient, moderately efficient, and efficient. The results showed that the camouflage evaluation with the proposed camouflage features is reliable and reasonable.