Phase 2 – Prototype Development
The TRACES Consortium has successfully completed the design solution phase (Phase 1) of SHUTTLE-PCP by offering the unique approach of the SHUTTLE toolkit. The design consists of the following exceptional features: simultaneous loading of samples corresponding to the surface of four A4 paper size, large working distance allowing microscopic examination of any target/trace/evidence, sub-micron spatial accuracy, spectroscopy available in every pixel and in every imaging mode, live spectral imaging at video rates, easy to use GUI & software even for the most complicated measurements, high-throughput screening ensuring high speed and data collection and Machine Learning algorithms for trace classification/identification. Starting the Phase 2, the TRACES consortium is now already working at full steam towards the development of a high throughput multimodal microscope prototype accompanied by a novel trace evidence collection system and a unique database to store digitally the acquired data.
The TRACES Consortium consists of Spectricon, the coordinator of the consortium, a Greek hyperspectral imaging and microscopy technology SME, responsible for delivering the Trace-Microanalysis Microscope (TMM) [patent pending] accompanying by a sophisticated trace-lifting/handling system and Zanasi & Partners, an Italian cybersecurity technology SME responsible for the database implementation and data management/analytics system. The consortium is complemented by a forensic sciences academic team based in the UK assigned to Spectricon and an advisory board comprised of leading forensics companies across Europe.
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