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Development of Thermal Camouflage Polyester- Cotton Blended Fabric for Defense Security Personnel via Coating with Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide

Suniya Tariq

Technical textiles serve the defense sector in the clothing of armed forces, ballistic protection jackets, and thermal camouflage fabrication. The major properties of the fabrics used by such personnel should tolerate physical, chemical, and environmental conditions providing necessary wearing comfort. Thermal camouflage or infrared (IR) radiation cloaking comes in the field of technical textiles, and it is marking its future for military defense purposes by which a soldier can be hidden from the IR cameras. IR radiations that are emitted from the body are captured by a thermal imaging camera, which is a threat to military personnel. These cameras could detect the IR radiations released by the object beyond the value of the temperature of absolute zero (0 K). To reduce the thermal IR signature of humans, we developed IR camouflage fabrics to save the human body from thermal cameras.