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Title: Software development for prediction of projectiles' flight path
Authors: Thong, Dion Jia Le
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Thong, D. J. L. (2021). Software development for prediction of projectiles' flight path. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: The mode of death from falls from height can be either by accident, suicide or homicide. Establishing them requires significant efforts and time in forensic investigations. This project aims to provide a swift initial approach to their investigation by having an online prediction software, that is accessible at any place and time. This software tries to predict the flight path of a human body from great heights with some inputs from the user. Based on the victim’s information as well as the physical distance of the victim from the building and its height, Origin Program strives to provide real-time prediction and deliver the best probability conclusion to guide the authorities. Through the experiments, the results were compared against the Origin Program to test its reliability and showed only a percentage error of less than 10%. Origin Program also shows that the cases provided by the Singapore Police Force can be computed and given the suggestion for the police to better proceed with their investigative work. However, there are still limitations to the program, a disclaimer is given to the user that the application only serves as preliminary prediction with limitations for initial police investigations. Further criminal and forensic investigations like injury severity and into the crime scene have to be considered to provide a comprehensive conclusion.
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Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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