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Computer Assisted System for Reassembly

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $16,400)

Project summary for 2000-RB-CX-0001 This project proposes to refine and expand a computer-assisted system for reassembling the pane of glass and wall fresco.The experimental design focuses on the validation and implementation of methods of object reconstruction through the integration of commercially available digital technology. The principal investigators have previous performed the initial phase of this study,which involved analyzing and cataloging fragments of shattered glass.The proposed project involves the implementation, testing,and refinement of the reconstruction methodology. This will involve determining the attributes that can be used in combination to effectively identify adjoining sides of fragmented glass. This consists of querying the databse, examining the identified fragments on the screen, and testing the accuracy of identified pieces through laboratory analyses. THis information will then be used to join the fragments within the digital environment to produce a preliminary reconstruction which will subsequently facilitate the actual joining of the fragments in the lab.
Date Created: September 29, 2000