Title

Image Pre-Processing for a Firearm Identification System

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

ACTA Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

7

Comments

This article was originally published as: Zhao, C., Li, D., & Watson, A. C. (2002). Image pre-processing for a firearm identification system. Proceedings of 4th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing. Calgary, Canada: ACTA Press. Original article available here

Abstract

The “mechanical fingerprint” on fired bullets and cartridge cases can be used to identify the firearm that they passed through. A PC based firearm identification system, Fireball, has been developed at Edith Cowan University and used by police ballistics sections in Australia. This paper will give a brief description of this system and details of the image pre-processing such as segmentation, feature extraction and image processing before saving images to the image database. Examples will be given to demonstrate the methodology.

DOI

10.1109/COMMAD.2000.1022937

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/COMMAD.2000.1022937