Phantomleaf 2.0: when camouflage confuses the brain
- Enforce Tac 2018 News Show Daily
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Phantomleaf, the German company’s name, is a unique camouflage concept applicable to any kind of targeted environment in the sense that the patented technique applies to any material, any uniform desired, and even building, vehicle, aircraft or ship if requested, wherever it is to be operationally used. Really surprising!
Phantomleaf, an amazingly efficient patented camouflage system (Picture source: Army Recognition)
How does it work? The company’s latest algorithm generates camouflage patterns which work intelligently because of their virtually auto-adaptive design. Compared to up-to-date models, they show a remarkably improved performance, especially for moving objects in a changing background.
This concept allows the designer to provide new designs for special field requirements as well as to increase the effects of existing camouflage types.
The company not only offers an entire range of textile products: starting with only fabric, Phantomleaf can apply enhancements and manufacture clothing according to the customer’s needs. Regardless if the customer just wants to acquire a camouflage pattern license, buy bulk stock of the material of his choice or want the company to produce his complete equipment, Phantomleaf is flexible enough to meet any request. Beyond uniforms, the company claims to be able to develop and project patterns for large objects like vehicles, aircraft and structures, even ships.
At Enforce TAC, the manufacturer explained that, for example, a policeman or a special agent in plain cloth, thus not identifiable in nan urban environment, can hide a full camo suit in a single pocket, dur to the very might material used. He can than in a couple of seconds pull the camo suit out of his pocket, put in on and immediately benefit from his urban camouflage. And a single hand suffices to remove it instantly, thus not taking the agent dangerously out of the action. The same for a soldier in operation, whatever the environment is.
A particularly interesting aspect of the design is that the camouflage effect of moving objects will be significantly improved: be it static or moving, the camouflaged soldier will surprisingly keep benefiting from his camouflage, which appears to be of a high interest with very mobile assignments of military and security personnel taking place in a constantly and rapidly changing environment. These happen not only amongst various geographical surroundings like woodlands, urban or desert, but also to a very strong degree within the parameters of one setting. This is an ongoing occurrence, sometimes meter by meter.
So, how does it practically work? Phantomleaf is applying its new algorithm to a new camouflage suit. This suit will blend in an extraordinary way into different backgrounds. The specific camouflage pattern adapts between close-up and a faraway distance automatically. The system works with all kind of objects and is therefore perfect for camouflaging uniforms, nets, as well as vehicles, aircraft and vessels. It is a highly flexible and modular concept, thus able to meet global requirements.
Still, the algorithm is powerful enough to both enhance and preserve the character of an existing camouflage pattern (e. g. of uniforms) when the customer doesn't want to change his current "corporate identity."