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Ballistic Image Analysis and Recognition System for Firearms Identification (BALISTIKA) Extension Project for General Directorate of Security

Witin the scope of BALISTIKA-EGM PSUP Project, BALISTIKA system which was developed in BALISTIKA 2010 project and was funded by TUBITAK as part of 1007  program has been extended to deliver the units to six more six cities. The installations are expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

BALISTIKA-EGM PSUP Project is a continuation of BALISTIKA 2010 project. BALISTIKA 2010 project was funded by TUBITAK, under Support Programme for Public Institutions Reserach and Developement Projects. The project was started in 2008 and completed in 2012. After successfull completion of BALISTIKA 2010 project, General Directorate of Security has decided to deploy BALISTIKA units to six more cities (Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakar, Erzurum, Kayseri, Samsun). The installations are planned  to be completed by the end of 2013 and the units will have two years 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.