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Dr Ian Gent

Dr Ian Gent

Dr Ian Gent
MChem, PhD

Research Associate

Area of research

Biologically Inspired Adaptive Camouflage: Polyphenism-Colour Changing Smart Materials

Office ACCIS Office, Queens Building
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University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Research summary

Camouflage technology has been an active area of research and development since the beginning of the ’industrialised’ war. In this continually evolving field, the ability to mimic the surroundings not only greatly increases the safety of operational personnel, but can also provide a significant tactical advantage. However, theatres of war are rarely homogeneous. The British Army is now deploying Multi Terrain Pattern (MTP) in recognition that Helmand Province presents a range of operational terrains, with traditional woodland and desert variants of Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) only being effective in different subsets. There is an alternative to the current compromises in ...

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