A Validation and Evaluation of Magneto-Optical Imaging Technology
This report shares findings of an operational, in-field evaluation to recover erased markings in actual firearms.
Serial Numbers are removed from firearms in an effort to prevent tracking. MO sensor technology is a non-destructive method for restoring serial number identification in firearms. Phase II of this FTCoE technology evaluation validates the detection and imaging capabilities of the MO sensor technology for restoring obliterated serial numbers in actual firearms. Technology validation consisted of testing the MO sensor to ensure that the technology is effective, efficient, consistent, and dependable for detecting and imaging obliterated serial numbers in firearms.