7 March 1994 FBI DRUGFIRE program: the development and deployment of an automated firearms identification system to support serial, gang, and drug-related shooting investigations
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.170640
Event: Coupling Technology to National Need, 1993, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Abstract
The FBI DRUGFIRE Program entails the continuing phased development and deployment of a scalable automated firearms identification system. The first phase of this system, a networked, database-driven firearms evidence imaging system, has been operational for approximately one year and has demonstrated its effectiveness in facilitating the sharing and linking of firearms evidence collected in serial, gang, and drug-related shooting investigations. However, there is a pressing need for development of enhancements which will more fully automate the system so that it is capable of processing very large volumes of firearms evidence. These enhancements would provide automated image analysis and pattern matching functionalities. Existing `spin off' technologies need to be integrated into the present DRUGFIRE system to automate the 3-D mensuration, registration, feature extraction, and matching of the microtopographical surface features imprinted on the primers of fired casings during firing.
© (1994) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Robert W. Sibert, "FBI DRUGFIRE program: the development and deployment of an automated firearms identification system to support serial, gang, and drug-related shooting investigations", Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170640; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.170640
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top