The term lights-out for AFIS ten-print fingerprint operations has been around for many years and is generally understood to mean no human intervention is involved. But is this term appropriate for AFIS latent print operations? This IR examines seven scenarios, defined herein as tiers 1 through 7, entailing ever increasing amounts of automation. Some of the salient pros and cons of each tier are briefly discussed. It is suggested that more complete analysis of the seven tiers requires a good cost/benefit model.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7811Report Number:
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
latent fingerprints, automated searches, AFIS, lights-out searches