Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $237,540)
This project will assist law enforcement and military efforts in the area of personal digital technology (PDT) investigations with a specific focus on mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and embedded FLASH drives. Purdue University proposes to create FREEAK (Forensic Rapid Evidence Extraction and Analysis Kit), a highly portable, user-friendly, cost effective intelligent, forensic device usable by a first responder. This project will enable us to port the best-known capabilities of current forensic research, tools, and technologies into a portable device usable by first responders, crime scene investigators, and military special operations teams.
- Development of a Forensic Quality Mitogenome Haplotype Database from 5000 High Quality Samples Using Next-Generation Sequencing Methods
- Non-Contact Detection of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids
- Study of the Reliability of Fire Pattern Indicators Used in Wildland Fire Investigation (Subaward to grant 2020-R2-CX-0047)