The signature evaluation group works in the field of optical signature management for civil and military objects, systems and persons.
This field of work includes the modification of existing optical signatures or the production of new camouflage devices and the multispectral measurement of signatures in the VIS to LWIR.
With appropriate cameras or detectors on different carrier platforms, analyses of the measurement data are performed under different operating conditions, such as environmental or weather conditions, for the purpose of evaluating measures using image processing algorithms and observer experiments.
Examples from the field of experimental activities are the construction and characterization of prototypes for adaptive camouflage, a light field generator and the measurement of solar reflections on surfaces.
In the field of image processing we use common as well as proprietary algorithms to evaluate the conspicuity and camouflage performance of objects and textures in natural environments as well as under controlled conditions.
Observer experiments are organized and carried out by us with the help of a self-developed software, which is constantly improved, to evaluate camouflage performance on the basis of actual observers.