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Robust wireless transmission of compressed latent fingerprint images

Allinson, N.M., Sivarajah, J., Gledhill, I., Carling, M. and Allinson, L.J. (2007) Robust wireless transmission of compressed latent fingerprint images. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2 (3 (Par). pp. 331-340. ISSN 1556-6013


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Maximizing the potential of latent fingerprints from crime scenes in the identification of suspects requires 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 a match being achieved. 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 U.K. Fingerprint Service in searching for latent identifications and in archiving unidentified latents on the U.K. 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 U.K. police forces.

Item Type: Article
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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007 15:01
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:54
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIFS.2007.902684
Status: Published
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TIFS.2007.902684
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3378

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