28 December 1998 Ballistics firearms identification based on images of a cartridge case and projectile
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Proceedings Volume 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334995
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1998, Boston, MA, United States
A spent cartridge case exhibits characteristic markings (firearm fingerprint) that can be used to identify the type, and possibly make, of weapon in which the cartridge was fired. This paper details research into the use of discriminant analysis for the purpose of matching spent cartridge cases to specific make and model of firearms. A fired projectile can also be analyzed by measuring the class characteristics such as land mark, groove, mar, and twist ratio. A personal computer (PC) based prototype software application called FireBall will also be described in detail.
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Dong-guang Li, Dong-guang Li, Anthony Watson, Anthony Watson, } "Ballistics firearms identification based on images of a cartridge case and projectile", Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334995; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334995

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