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František Racek

Research & Development Czech Republic

MAJ František Racek Dipl. Eng., Ph.D.

Future Forces Forum

Head of Group, Department of Weapons and Ammunition
University of Defence


The Possibilities of Hyperspectral Imaging for Improving of Validation of Superficial Quality of Spectral Features of Camouflage Surfaces

The paper deals with description of upcoming method of Hyperspectral camera utilization for determination of superficial quality of spectral features of camouflage surfaces. Camouflage, the art of blending, is the endeavor to match the spectral signatures of the subject with the spectral signature of its background. The validation of spectral requirements on the camouflage materials (e.g. prints) in laboratory conditions is the task that plays the significant role of getting the better camouflage. Hyperspectral techniques described in this paper could improve the quality of control mechanism by changing the concept of spectral defects identification on the camouflage prints and thereby it increases the effectiveness of camouflage. The measurement of camouflage prints with HS camera for determination the superficial quality of spectral features of camouflage surfaces is designed as an extension of actual spot measurement that is applied in the current condition of ACR.

Co-authors: LTC Teodor BALÁŽ, Mr. Adam JOBÁNEK, CPT Jaroslav KREJČÍ

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education:

1989 to 1994 Military Academy in Brno, Czech Republic

2006 University of Defence – Ph.D. in Weapon Systems



Professional experience:

1994 to 1995 – senior officer in Armament base

1995 to 2015 – lecturer in University of Defence

2015 till today – head of group in Department of Weapon and Ammunition, University of Defence


Areas of research:

  • Optical reconnaissance systems,
  • Fire Control Systems,
  • Hyperspectral Imaging,



- participation in more than 10 research projects connected to weapon systems, optical reconnaissance or optical measurement




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