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Disguise Detection And Identification Using Infrared Imagery
Author(s): Francine J. Prokoski
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Paper Abstract

Informal experiments have been performed which lend credence to the hypothesis that facial thermograms can be of substantial value in detection of disguises and in positive identification of known individuals. Facial thermograms appear to be significantly more unique to an individual than standard photographs, and are also significantly less affected by illumination conditions. A program of formal experiments is suggested (1) to verify the hypothesis that thermograms constitute "facial fingerprints," and (2) to evaluate simple data extraction techniques for real-time automated identification of known individuals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0339, Optics and Images in Law Enforcement II, (23 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933650
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Francine J. Prokoski, Energy Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0339:
Optics and Images in Law Enforcement II
Avron S. Hecht, Editor(s)

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