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Reverse Engineering to Study the Turin-Shroud Body-Image Formation

Version 1 : Received: 17 October 2018 / Approved: 18 October 2018 / Online: 18 October 2018 (03:55:21 CEST)

How to cite: Campion, R.; Fanti, G. Reverse Engineering to Study the Turin-Shroud Body-Image Formation. Preprints 2018, 2018100393 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0393.v1). Campion, R.; Fanti, G. Reverse Engineering to Study the Turin-Shroud Body-Image Formation. Preprints 2018, 2018100393 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0393.v1).

Abstract

Recent studies on the image of the Turin Shroud (TS) lead to think it could have been formed through a not well-identified mechanism of energy radiation. In order to remove some lacunas about this imaging process, a reverse engineering method has been applied to it, arriving to exclude some possible mechanisms. The image formation of a human face wrapped on a cloth by using an ad-hoc developed software has been simulated. The results of different kinds of the radiation depending from different parameters have been simulated, each one connected with accredited hypotheses. On the basis of the comparison among the different images produced by the software and the TS Face, some useful information both about the kind of radiation and the cloth wrapping conditions have been obtained. The effect of image distortion of a cloth wrapped around a face has been discussed too by defining the best laws of radiation and of their attenuation with distance. A Lambertian law is not compatible with the TS image. A vertical radiation shows a problem in reproducing the requested resolution. A radiation perpendicular to the emitting surface, like that produced by an electric field appears promising to explain the TS Face.

Subject Areas

image analysis; Turin Shroud; body-image formation; energy propagation

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