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Optical disk uses in criminal identification systems
Author(s): Allen D. Sypherd
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Paper Abstract

A significant advancement in law enforcement tools has been made possible by the rapid and innovative development of electronic imaging for criminal identification systems. In particular, development of optical disks capable of high-capacity and random-access storage has provided a unique marriage of application and technology. Fast random access to any record, non-destructive reading of stored images, electronic sorting and transmission of images and an accepted legal basis for evidence are a few of the advantages derived from optical disk technology. This paper discusses the application of optical disk technology to both Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) and Automated Mugshot Retrieval Systems (AMRS). The following topics are addressed in light of AFIS and AMRS user requirements and system capabilities: Write once vs. rewritable, gray level and storage requirements, multi-volume library systems, data organization and capacity trends.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1248, Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19644
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Allen D. Sypherd, De La Rue Printrak Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1248:
Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications
David H. Davies; Han-Ping D. Shieh, Editor(s)

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