The NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD) is an open-access research database of bullet and cartridge case toolmark data. The development of the database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice. The database is being developed to:
The database contains traditional reflectance microscopy images and three-dimensional surface topography data acquired by NIST or submitted by database users.
The goal is a collection of data sets that:
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Certain commercial equipment, instruments, or materials are identified in this database in order to specify the experimental procedure adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), nor is it intended to imply that the materials or equipment identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose.
This database is an experimental system. The data in this database was submitted by researchers from NIST and other organizations. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for use of the data, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.
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