Robust wireless transmission of compressed latent fingerprint images

Allinson, Nigel M. and Sivarajah, Jeevandra and Gledhill, Ian and Carling, Michael and Allinson, Lesley J. (2007) Robust wireless transmission of compressed latent fingerprint images. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2 (3). pp. 331-340. ISSN 1556-6013

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIFS.2007.902684

Abstract

Maximizing the potential of latent fingerprints from crime scenes in the identification of suspects calls for the rapid transfer of the latent from the scene to a remote fingerprint bureau. Transmission over restricted-bandwidth cellular wireless networks requires the latent images to be compressed but without compromising the likelihood of match being achievable. We present details of experiments to establish the optimum form of compression that provides realistic transmission times and yet does not affect the utility and integrity of the UK Fingerprint Service in searching for latent identifications and in archiving unidentified latents on the UK national automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS). Practical aspects of the implemented system, especially in respect to communication and security protocols, are outlined. Finally, we give some details of the operational advantages of this system as it begins to be employed across the UK Police Forces.

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Additional Information:Abstract— Maximizing the potential of latent fingerprints from crime scenes in the identification of suspects calls for the rapid transfer of the latent from the scene to a remote fingerprint bureau. Transmission over restricted-bandwidth cellular wireless networks requires the latent images to be compressed but without compromising the likelihood of match being achievable. We present details of experiments to establish the optimum form of compression that provides realistic transmission times and yet does not affect the utility and integrity of the UK Fingerprint Service in searching for latent identifications and in archiving unidentified latents on the UK national automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS). Practical aspects of the implemented system, especially in respect to communication and security protocols, are outlined. Finally, we give some details of the operational advantages of this system as it begins to be employed across the UK Police Forces.
Keywords:Latent fingerprints, Bandwidth, Communication, Image coding, Image compression, Robust control, Security of data, Wave transmission, Automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS), Crime scenes, Fingerprint images, Forensic techniques, Latent images, Wireless networks
Subjects:M Law > M211 Criminal Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:710
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:05 Oct 2007
Last Modified:16 Apr 2013 14:23

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