Night-time surveillance system for forensic 3D mapping

Chong, Albert K. and Ariff, M. Farid M. and Setan, Halim and Majid, Zulkepli (2010) Night-time surveillance system for forensic 3D mapping. In: CISP 2010: 3rd International Congress on Image and Signal Processing , 16-18 Oct 2010, Yantai, China.

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This paper discusses a research in the development of a night-time surveillance imaging system for forensic mapping, and the exploitation of the system for crime suspect identification. The motivation of this research was to develop a precision stereo-imaging system using an off-the-shelf imaging sensor for 3D mapping of crime suspects. The prototype surveillance imaging system consisted of a high definition video (HDV) camcorder, a 3D stereo adapter, an Infrared (IR) filter and an IR illuminator. Using the concept of stereo-photogrammetry for craniofacial anthropometric measurement, body height and distinctive body feature of a suspect can be measured accurately in 3D. This study focused on the development and calibration of the prototype for surveillance purposes. A practical system evaluation was carried out at an ATM booth where stereo-video footage of a crime scene was captured and processed. The results of the research showed that the prototype was capable of obtaining spatial data with 27.0 mm accuracy in faint-light conditions and within 3.0 m from the imaging system.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 23:34
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D surveillance system; imaging sensor calibration; craniofacial anthropometric measurement; forensic mapping
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/CISP.2010.5647674

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