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Azhar, M A Hannan Bin; Barton, Thomas Edward Allen; and Islam, Tasmina
"Drone Forensic Analysis Using Open Source Tools,"
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/jdfsl/vol13/iss1/6