Recent Developments in Soldier and Vehicle Vis-IR Signature Management

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Posted on May 27, 2020 | Completed on February 24, 2020 | By: Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC)

What are the latest developments on materials for reducing visible, infrared, and thermal signatures?

DSIAC was asked to update a prior  technical inquiry conducted in mid 2018 on “Soldier Adaptive Camouflage Technologies.”  DSIAC performed a search for recent, relevant open-source materials and collected approximately 70 articles.  A DSIAC subject matter expert from the Georgia Tech Research Institute reviewed the list and down selected approximately 20 of the most viable technologies/research efforts. A summary report of the findings was delivered to the inquirer. Areas covered included manipulation of emissivity, reflectivity, adsorption, refraction, and backscatter using multispectral camouflage materials, multilayered cavity-coupled plasmonic systems, metamaterialsnanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, glass microspheresnanofiberselectrochromatic fabrics, metasurfaces, waveguides, and lenticular lens materials.

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