Organization Using This item: Star Army of Yamatai Type: Camouflage Nomenclature: Camouflage fabric Designers: Ketsurui Zaibatsu Research and Development teams, Star Army Research Administration Manufacturers: Ketsurui Zaibatsu, Star Army of Yamatai Brought into service: YE 30
This fabric is the latest in concealment for immobile objects. Its purpose is to protect resources when manpower has to leave it behind. The fabric is intended to work against visual detection and also reduces detection of objects via infrared. Objects under the fabric are not exposed to solar radiation they do not warm up beyond the ambient temperature of the area.
It has two modes of working:
It works by transmitting an image of what is on one side of the object to the other.
Projects one of several pre-made images/patterns.
When deactivated it has a charcoal gray satin like appearance on the outward facing side. The reverse side is black. This fabric is covered with a lattice of micro-light emitting diodes, micro-optical pickups and micro-solar panels. It is currently available in three sizes; see table the below.
While the fabric is powered, the energy level is relatively low.
The computer is in a ruggedized case to protect it against the elements and rough handling. It is attached to the camouflage fabric via a data cable.
It plugs into one of three standard 3 power packs available, each one supplies a longer charge and is normally intended for a corresponding size fabric; see the table below.
Height: 15 cm (6 in) Width: 30 cm (12 in) Depth: 10 cm (4 in) Mass: 4.5 kilograms (10 lbs)
Prefab selections provide basic patterns and images including but not limited to the following:
Camouflage fabric performance data
|Fabric type||Size||Power pack type||Operating time|
|Type 5||152 x 152 cm (5 x 5 ft)||Type 5||36 hours *|
|Type 5||152 x 152 cm (5 x 5 ft)||Type 10||144 hours *|
|Type 5||152 x 152 cm (5 x 5 ft)||Type 20||576 hours *|
|Type 10||305 x 305 cm (10 x 10 ft)||Type 5||9 hours *|
|Type 10||305 x 305 cm (10 x 10 ft)||Type 10||36 hours *|
|Type 10||305 x 305 cm (10 x 10 ft)||Type 20||72 hours *|
|Type 20||610 x 610 cm (20 x 20 ft)||Type 5||2.25 hours *|
|Type 20||610 x 610 cm (20 x 20 ft)||Type 10||18 hours *|
|Type 20||610 x 610 cm (20 x 20 ft)||Type 20||36 hours *|
Note: * solar panels can extend operating time by up to 25% depending on conditions.
Power pack data
|Type 5||9.09kg (20 lbs)|
|Type 10||15.09kg (35 lbs)|
|Type 20||22.73kg (50 lbs)|
Camouflage fabric does have some limitations due to environmental conditions.
While the fabric will work under these conditions, its effectiveness at close range is reduced.
The fabric does not work effectively under these conditions:
Does not work at all: