Title

Surface Reconstruction using Shadow Profilometry

Abstract

Digital image analysis has rich potential in application to post-disaster forensic investigations. The underlying concept is to reconstruct the exterior surfaces of object fragments that failed under load or were torn apart because of explosive forces. The surface reconstruction technique must be sufficiently accurate to capture detailed characteristics of small samples for identification and classification of the object under examination. This paper presents an inexpensive technique for constructing a digital image of a three dimensional surface of very small objects which preserves the minor details via two dimensional slices produced using shadow profilometry.

Meeting Name

20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2005: Mar. 13-17, Santa Fe, NM)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Second Department

Business and Information Technology

Sponsor(s)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Keywords and Phrases

Surface modeling; Surface reconstruction; Digital image analysis; Shadow profilometry; Computer science; Image analysis; Loads (forces); Mathematical models; Object recognition; Profilometry; Two dimensional; Image reconstruction

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Algorithms

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1-58113-964-0

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), All rights reserved.

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