Automated virtual reconstruction of damaged and destroyed banknotes
Since 2009, Fraunhofer IPK and Bundesdruckerei have been jointly running the SecVerification Lab Berlin. To date, the main focus of its work has been on the development and investigation of methods for verifying the authenticity of official documents. In future the focus of its activities will shift to the automated virtual reconstruction of security documents and banknotes that have been destroyed or damaged. As manual reconstruction, even of a small amount of fragments, is already enormously time-consuming, manual reconstruction of a large number of tiny fragments is frequently no longer possible or only possible with an undue expenditure of time. Accordingly, the aim of the partnership between Fraunhofer IPK and Bundesdruckerei is to develop and construct the prototype of a digitization unit.