Forensic Bullet I

Lab-Robot Technology. 3D Bullet Inspection

Lab-robot® Bullet inspection system is the state of the art in Bullet analysis & Identification.
This state of the art forensic equipment is the new baseline in firearms & Toolmarks Comparision Microscopy, used to analyse bullets and match the striations left behind on the bullet casings when a gun is fired, similar to a fingerprint. With additional modules for bullet castings and barrels characterization and professional tailored software, this fully automatic technology enables the adquisition of extremely detailed 3D models in a few seconds analysis with enhanced reliability, since unlike conventional technologies, the operator interference with the sample during the experiment is suppressed.

· Lab-Robot Bullet inspection Technology
· Tailored software for bullet characterization
· Forensic application Scope
· Additional Inspection Modules

Lab-Robot Bullet inspection Technology
The characterization technology of the Lab-robot Bullet Inspection system is based on Microptik proprietary Mesoscopy technology. The technique uses a LED pattern projected over a small object and build extremely detailed 3D models by merging stereo data to one unique fingerprint of the object. The 3D models can be used to acquire critical parameters to identify and compare samples from databases, making this instrument the fastest and most powerful tool for inspection of “meso”  objects. Intergrated in the Lab-robot the technique is fully automated. All functions can be controlled with the propriatory  Microptik software
- The system consists of a rugged industrial casing
- USB3.0 cameras for fast analysis
- Automated control fo sample in XYZ
- Extremely precise results
- Super  fast computer windows 7 based
- 3D model of results of enhanced feature for comparison
- Powerful software for fast automated identification (1 second analysis)

 

bullet inspection technology

Tailored software for bullet characterization 

Microptik has developed tailored software for this application, with convenient databases and by comparison of the specific marks left in a bullet when fired, Microptik bullet inspection system is the ultimate tool for bullet characterization and matching of the bullet with the weapon that fired it. Some of the unique features of this software are: the auto calibration, pixel resolution enhacement and 2D meassurements, the binarization of the bullet characteristics using mathematical algorithms so bullets can be compared and 3D modeling of all the surface of the bullet using a detector for the projected patern light, 
bullet inspection software, calibration, 2D meassurements
Automatic control of harware and of all the stages of the analysis, together wiht customizable charts and plots as well as automatic report creation, will make the inspection faster, more accurate and more reproduceable 
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bullet software comparison

Software provided to match all characteristics of the bullet with Shell casing characteristics:
· Breech markings
· Firing Pin Marks
· Extracting Pin
· Ejector Marks
Markings on bullets can be analysed with the highest precision. The markings can be stored in a database and compared with other bullets.
The Software allows to compare the grooves that are formed in the firearm barrel with the land impression and gooves of the bullet acquired with the Lab-robot Bullet inspection System.
The software facilitates convenient comparison between two bullets fired in the same barrel.
 

Forensic application Scope

The Firearms & Toolmarks Lab-Robot comparison Microscope is used to analyse bullets and match the striations, or lines, left behind on the bullet casings when a gun is fired, similar to a fingerprint. Making a match between bullets helps inspectors to identify whether a weapon may have been used in other previous crimes.
The system helps to characterize the specifics of the Barrel to be compared with the specifics of the Bullet. Included in the technology is a complete procedure to facilitate Bullet characterization and comparison.
The various characteristics of the Bullets can be automatically determined:
-Number of lands and grooves
-Width of lands and grooves
-Depth of lands and grooves
-Pitch
-Twist
The Lab-Robot bullet inspection System can reconstruct a 3D structure of the Bullet, casing and Barrel based on cross section information of the barrel (obtained with the Microptik Barrel inspection toolkit) the casing  and match the small grooves and striations of the used barrel with the Land and Groove impressions of the bullet.
In the software the forensic researcher can compare all 3D patterns to help in matching the bullet with the barrel and the casing.
bullet inspection forensic applications

bullet inspection forensic application

 

Additional inspection modules

Bulet casting inspection add-on
bullet inspection addon
Lab-robot® Shell casing inspection
With this additional module the capability of the Lab-robot bullet inspection can be extended to analysing the interior of a cartridge
The following features:
• Firing pin impressions
• Breech impressions
• Extracting pin marks
• Ejector marks
Bullets impressions and marks can be analysed with the highest precision. The markings can be stored in a database and compared with other bullets.
 
barrel inspection tool kit, borescope
Microptik Barrel inspection tool kit
Contains a borescope for internal inspection of the barrel, enhaced fiber optic illumination and add-on features on the software.
A cross section of a gun barrel will show small grooves or striations all along the lands and grooves. These are created when the barrel is rifled. No two gun barrels have the exact same markings. These markings leave unique striations or impressions on a bullet. This allows a bullet to be raced back to a particular firearm. Microptik provides a complete toolkit to inspect the barrel for characteristics. (i.e. Land and Groove)
For small fire-arms the barrel can be positioned in a lab-robot system to allow a high precision borescope to enter the barrel and to acquire all relevant features in the barrel.
The Software allows to compare the grooves that are formed in the firearm barrel with the land impression and gooves of the bullet acquired with the Lab-robot Bullet inspection System.
The software facilitates convenient comparison between two bullets fired in the same barrel.