Database formation

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

A database and search algorithms, that will form the memory of the SHUTTLE toolkit. This database will contain the data (raw, processed or both) acquired by the microscope and processed by the image processing algorithms. The database structure is made in such a way that the data acquired by the SHUTTLE toolkit can be related to data acquired by other techniques. To achieve this, it is possible to add into the database parts that contain data...

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Image processing

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

Algorithms for image processing that will form the brain of the SHUTTLE toolkit. The algorithms will process the images acquired by the microscope and classify the different types of microtraces present in the tape. The results of the algorithms are a table that contains a number of parameter vectors for every microtrace, such as the coordinates on the tape, the colour, polarisation characteristics, morphology, and class (e.g. ‘blood’, ‘fibre’,...

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Automated microscope

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

An automated microscope that will form the eyes of the SHUTTLE toolkit. It will acquire high quality images of microtraces that have been recovered using the developed tapes. The microscope will use a number of illumination modes for optimal discrimination and classification of microtraces. The microscope allows spectrometric colour analysis. The classification will be aided by advanced polarisation analysis. The required spatial resolution is...

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Tapes lifts

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

Microscopic grade tape. Tapes have been used to recover microtraces for several decades. Their popularity is based on easy handling, low cost and efficiency for many types of microtraces. A current disadvantage of tapes is that microscopic images acquired through tapes do not yield optimal image quality. Therefore, relevant microtraces are often transferred into glass slides to improve image quality. The tender will include the supply or...

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WP10

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018

WP10 Project Management will provide the project management and governance framework with a focus on general project coordination and administration and supporting the collaboration of the partners.

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