Forensics / Document Verification

Because every piece of matter has a reflective component, spectral sensors are perfect instruments to aid in the science of forensics and document verification. During the investigative process, sensors can be ‘taught’ to discriminate based on certain spectral signatures of certain material, whether biological or chemical. Hyperspectral imaging also represents a non-destructive optical analysis technique that can be used to obtain information from cultural heritage objects unavailable with conventional color or multi-spectral photography. With Headwall’s OEM spectrometers, experts can distinguish and recognize materials to enhance the visibility of faint or obscured features and detect signs of degradation due to environmental conditions.

In the areas of forensics and document verification, the following Headwall sensors can be used: