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Xin-yi Bi

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8315-3712

Ran Liao

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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2019 Vol.20 No.11 P.1543-1550

10.1631/FITEE.1800383


Grazing incidence polarized light imaging of footwear prints


Author(s):  Xin-yi Bi, Rui-fang Han, Ran Liao, Wu-sheng Feng, Da Li, Xue-jie Zhang, Hui Ma

Affiliation(s):  Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Minimal Invasive Medical Technologies, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   liao.ran@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn

Key Words:  Polarization, Image enhancement, Scattering, Particle


Xin-yi Bi, Rui-fang Han, Ran Liao, Wu-sheng Feng, Da Li, Xue-jie Zhang, Hui Ma. Grazing incidence polarized light imaging of footwear prints[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2019, 20(11): 1543-1550.

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Abstract: 
Footwear prints are important evidence in criminal investigation. They represent changes in the surface morphology due to disturbance to fine particle distributions. Existing non-contact optical detection methods usually measure the light intensity contrasts between the footwear prints and the ground, which can be enhanced by grazing incident illumination. We take polarization images of footwear prints on different types of floors using a commercial single lens reflex color camera. Results show that adding linear polarizers in front of the camera lens and light source improves the contrast of footwear print images. The best contrasts are achieved in degree of linear polarization. In addition, the three-color channels of the camera can be used to examine the spectral features of the polarization images. According to the experimental results, the best contrast is obtained at the blue channel. The current work shows that grazing incidence polarized light imaging can effectively enhance the contrast of the footwear prints against the floors, which would help obtain footwear evidence in criminal investigation.

掠入射偏振光足迹成像

摘要:足迹作为刑事侦查的重要证据,能反映地面形貌受细小颗粒分布的影响产生的变化。现有非接触式光学检测方法通过测量足迹与地面光强对比度辨别足迹。引入掠入射照明模式能够增强二者对比度。本文使用普通商用彩色相机对不同类型地面的足迹进行偏振成像。结果表明,在相机镜头前和光源前端放置线偏振片,能有效提高足迹成像对比度,其中水平线偏振对对比度提升效果最为明显。通过相机3个颜色通道检测偏振图像光谱特征,实验结果表明蓝色通道下获得最大对比度。掠入射偏振光成像能有效增强足迹与地面对比度,为刑事侦查中提取足迹提供有力支撑。

关键词:偏振;图像增强;散射;粒子

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