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A repository of cartridge case scans referenced in Zemmels et al. (2022). This data set is useful as a benchmark for testing and validating automatic cartridge case comparison algorithms. This data set could also be used as an interesting application of image processing/computer vision techniques. Each scan is stored in an XML 3D Surface Profile (x3p) file format. These x3ps contain both the scanned cartridge case surface values in a 2D “surface matrix” as well as metadata concerning the parameters under which the scan was taken (scan size, resolution, name of creator, microscope, microscopy software versions, etc.). 

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This work was partially funded by the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) through Cooperative Agreements 70NANB15H176 and 70NANB20H019 between NIST and Iowa State University.

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