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1. (WO2018049023) CAMOUFLAGE LAMINATE WITH FIELD-ADAPTABLE VISUAL AND IR SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/049023    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050467
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B32B 3/20
B32B 3/30
B32B 27/36
F41H 3/00
Applicants: WARWICK MILLS, INC.
Inventors: HOWLAND, Charles A.
Title: CAMOUFLAGE LAMINATE WITH FIELD-ADAPTABLE VISUAL AND IR SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT
Abstract:
A camouflage system adaptively matches the visible and IR spectrum of surrounding vegetation. A bio-chromophore dye solution circulated through an upper channel and distributed by a pulp or fabric matches the visible and biological IR spectrum, while water evaporated from the upper channel or from a separate lower channel matches the water IR spectrum. Dye can be retained in the pulp or continuously circulated. Permanently printed colors and/or patterns can also be included. Petalation cooperative with a channel flow pattern can release evaporated water and inhibit LiDAR detection. An upper waxy layer and surface embossing can avoid specular reflections. The camouflage signature can be compared with the environment and automatically adjusted as needed. Embodiments include thermal management, electromagnetic shielding, or radar scattering/absorbing subsystems. An airbag ground plane can match a terrain contour and avoid LiDAR detection. Multiple zones can provide adaptive display of visible and IR patterns.