In war, camouflage is used to hide soldiers and their equipment from the enemy.
Camouflage material helps soldiers, equipment and fortification blend in with
their environment so that the enemy can not detect them. It is coloured with
dull hues that match the predominant colours of the surrounding environment. It
may have a single colour, or several similarly coloured patches mixed together
so that it is visually disruptive.
DRDO has also developed a camouflage pattern generation software, Sigma MK-1,
which generates various types of camouflage patterns of military objects on 2-D
surface profile. The software
generates various camouflage patterns for stationary and mobile
military equipment deployed in various geographic regions. It has been developed
in Visual C++ and MFC library for windows environment. The software has been
accepted by ISCDC for introduction into the Services.
Wide range of non-repetitive patterns can be generated with the
Size, location and orientation of patterns can be adjusted interactively
depending upon the type of object, viewing distance/sensor resolutions
Percentage of each colour can be calculated and adjusted interactively
Transfer of patterns on the object is simple
A library of predefined patterns can be created with specific shape and nature
of closed curve polygons