Abstract: Artworks are a valuable part of the World’s cultural and historical heritage. Conservation and authentication of authorship are important aspects to consider in the protection of cultural patrimony. In this paper we present a novel application of a well-known method based on the phase-shift analysis of an ultrasonic signal, providing an integrated encoding system that enables authentication of the authorship of wooden panel paintings. The method has been evaluated in comparison with optical analysis and shows promising results. The proposed method provides an integrated fingerprint of the artwork, and could be used to enrich the cataloging and protection of artworks. Other advantages that make particularly attractive the proposed technique are its robustness and the use of low-cost sensors.
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Bravo, J.M.; Sánchez-Pérez, J.V.; Ferri, M.; Redondo, J.; Picó, R. Application of Ultrasound Phase-Shift Analysis to Authenticate Wooden Panel Paintings. Sensors 2014, 14, 7992-8002.
Bravo JM, Sánchez-Pérez JV, Ferri M, Redondo J, Picó R. Application of Ultrasound Phase-Shift Analysis to Authenticate Wooden Panel Paintings. Sensors. 2014; 14(5):7992-8002.
Bravo, José M.; Sánchez-Pérez, Juan V.; Ferri, Marcelino; Redondo, Javier; Picó, Rubén. 2014. "Application of Ultrasound Phase-Shift Analysis to Authenticate Wooden Panel Paintings." Sensors 14, no. 5: 7992-8002.