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A SYSTEM FOR THE CREATION AND LOW BANDWIDTH DELIVERY OF FACIAL COMPOSITE SKETCHES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007995D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-10

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tom Gavin Tom Gaynor Mike Landis

Abstract

There is a need in law enforcement for the rapid creation and delivery of facial composite sketches, or mugshots, from the station house to the field and vice versa. Unfortunately, the traditional methods for creating mugshots are not conducive to their efficient transfer via RF. These conventional meth- ods may involve the use of an artist's rendition with subsequent scanning and compression; or the use of component-based mugshot assembly techniques. The former method results in large amounts of data to be transmitted, while the latter requires large libraries of facial components and tends to be time- consuming.