Anthony Alcin, Matthew Farrell, Vijay Rathore, Roland Bhola, Joshua Herbert, Tyler Shroll, Emir Bilgili, Kiki Montgomery, Jessica Ting
The current camouflage system of an Army vehicle in combat is an entirely manual process that involves several soldiers and an extensive time for set-up. In a search for a solution, alternative processes were analyzed for feasibility and reliability. The Camomatic group has developed a new camouflage system with the intent of greatly reducing setup time and labor. The group aimed to develop a system that was simple and reliable, which minimizes the learning curve required by soldiers and the likelihood of a system failing in intense environments faced by the Army. The intent was to provide a system that allowed for more rapid deployment and retraction. The design presented by Camomatic is a roller system, which conveniently rolls the tarp away when not in use. When the camouflage needs to be deployed, a crank connected to a gear-belt system is operated, which rolls the tarp out. The tarp can then be pulled over the vehicle utilizing disruption poles that the Army currently provides. Once the tarp is over the vehicle, more poles can be utilized to disrupt the shape of the vehicle underneath. When the tarp needs to be retracted, the crank system can be operated in reverse to pull the tarp back in, as loops on the end of the tarp connect it to the roller. In order to ensure that the tarp does not get stuck in the roller, a simple folding system was implemented to evenly distribute the tarp as it is retracted. With this proposed system, Camomatic aims to reliability and repeatedly reduce the labor required by Army soldiers while maintaining the safety provided to the Army by its camouflage.
3D Interactive Product Model
The following is an interactive 3D model of the product design. You can view and rotate the product assembly in different orientations and views, including an exploded view to see the various parts that make up the assembly.