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NCJ Number: 113302 Find in a Library
Title: Data Collection of Vehicle Topcoat Colours: The Measurement of Color Samples Used in the Vehicle Refinishing Industry
Journal: Forensic Science International  Volume:37  Issue:3  Dated:(May 1988)  Pages:177-187
Author(s): J Locke; J M Wilkinson; T J Hanford
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Ireland
Annotation: Four collections of painted cards, of the type used as reference samples in the vehicle refinishing industry, have been examined for suitability for incorporation in a data base of vehicle topcoat colours.
Abstract: One of these was considered more suitable for forensic science applications than the others and tristimulus values (X,Y,Z) were obtained for over 6000 samples. The data were then mathematically transformed to a uniform colour space and the sample distribution was plotted according to three colour axes. The evidential value of the plots is briefly discussed. (Publisher abstract).
Main Term(s): Vehicle identification
Index Term(s): Paint analysis
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