CamouFAB: Real-Time Generation of Camouflage Pattern Using Optic Fiber Display

Woon Jung Cho, Jin Hee Yang, Hannah Kim, Dong Hyun Kang, Min Sun Kim, Ja Hyung Lee, Yong Jun Kim, Joo Hyeon Lee, Kwang Hee Han

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This study attempted to develop CamouFAB, which uses flexible plastic optic fiber (POF) to display camouflage patterns. Previously developed CamouLED system which uses light emitting diodes (LED) array to present camouflage patterns has limitations in that it is inflexible thus is difficult to be applied to combat uniforms. This study shows a further research to expand the CamouLED system to development of a new military uniform, using photonic technology which can change its color according to background. Like CamouLED, a camera receives background image and camouflage patterns are generated by the real-time patterning program. The generated patterns are then displayed on an 8 x 8 optic fiber display instead of LED display. An 8 x 8 flexible optic fiber patch was made by embroidered fabric with high luminance and controlling module was connected to each pixel of optic fiber bundle. This study concludes with an implication that the use of flexible POFs instead of an LED display would broaden the system's application and use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2014 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319078564
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume434 PART I
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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