Within the scope of BALISTIKA-SUBA Project, an improved version of BALISTIKA has been developed for Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior.
The project was started on 23.08.2012. Installation, training and acceptance tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
The Project contract was signed with VERISIS VERI VE İLETİŞİM SİSTEMLERİ A.Ş. In the Project, Arabic foreign language support has beed added, BALISTIKA system has been integrated with Forensic Laboratory Information Management System (CLIMS), and shotgun cartridge case and bullet support has been implemented. The installation of BALISTIKA units to six cities in Saudi Arabia (Arar, Dammam, Jeddah, Gizan, Madina, Riyaadh) have been started. Installations, training and acceptance tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2013. The Project has two year warranty.
BALISTIKA is a system developed by TUBITAK UZAY, consisting of the software and the hardware, which acquires the 3D data of the cartridge cases and bullets using photometric stereo method, saves this data in the database together with the accompanying metadata, is capable of saving the information about the cases, persons, firearms in addition to the cartridge case and bullet data, compares these by extracting features data from 3D data and gives the probability of them being sisters, is capable of distributing the load of correlation task among the computers within the system, is capable of performing data communications with the other BALISTIKA installations, provides computerized cartridge case and bullet correlation.
BALISTIKA is a ballistic mark image analysis and recognition system. BALISTIKA has three main functions:
1. Data Acquisition: provides the creation of high quality images by means of smart software and hardware.
2. Query and Visualizing: provides the correlation of the created images with the previous data and analyze.
3. Evidence Matching: provides the storage of the information about the images, evidence, cases and individuals by means of server unit and opportunity of matching.