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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $354,357)
The UMASS-Lowell, Advanced Electronic Technology Center (AETC) will develop, field, and test a mobile contactless imaging scanner where a special tunable holder will accommodate any shape or size finger and the way they stem from palm, with the ability to observe 4 slap fingers by 4 miniature cameras. In addition, one of the finger positioners will have rotational movable ring which allows rolling individual fingers complete 180 degrees. Wireless connection to a laptop in the cruiser and wireless communication between a laptop and data storage centers will allow for seamless operation of the system.
The following tasks will be performed:
- Two prototypes will be developed and tested by UMass and Lowell police departments.
- Collection of additional data for statistical analysis will be performed by law enforcement officers.
- Student observers will participate in the field testing of the fingerprint equipment.
- The Fast Fourier Transform will be integrated into the system by the research team.
- Compatibility of a new scanner with the AFIS and APIS systems will be the final task of the entire team.
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