Accession Number : ADA194056

Title :   Use of a Computer-Assisted Identification System in the Identification of the Remains of Deceased USAF Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Triplett, Gary M

PDF Url : ADA194056

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The USAF has encountered difficulty in the positive, scientific identification of decreased USAF personnel. Problems of non-availability of data and in the manual processing of data from fingerprint, footprint, and dental comparisons hinders the use of these legally and scientifically accepted methods of remains identification. Civilian agencies have developed and are using highly reliable and efficient computer-assisted identification systems to reduce these problems. The DOD has used computer-assisted identification systems successfully. The use of an integrated computer-assisted identification system by the USAF using relational data base composed of fingerprint, footprint (for flying personnel), dental, and personal descriptor data can be developed using currently available information, technology and computer hardware. The study briefly discusses each of these areas and advocates the development of a USAF computer-assisted identification system.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *DATA PROCESSING, *FLIGHT CREWS, *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, DATA BASES, EFFICIENCY, IDENTIFICATION, MANUALS, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE