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Near-infrared face recognition utilizing open CV software
Author(s): Louiza Sellami; Hau Ngo; Chris J. Fowler; Liam M. Kearney
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Paper Abstract

Commercially available hardware, freely available algorithms, and authors’ developed software are synergized successfully to detect and recognize subjects in an environment without visible light. This project integrates three major components: an illumination device operating in near infrared (NIR) spectrum, a NIR capable camera and a software algorithm capable of performing image manipulation, facial detection and recognition. Focusing our efforts in the near infrared spectrum allows the low budget system to operate covertly while still allowing for accurate face recognition. In doing so a valuable function has been developed which presents potential benefits in future civilian and military security and surveillance operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9070, Infrared Technology and Applications XL, 90703H (24 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050494
Show Author Affiliations
Louiza Sellami, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)
Hau Ngo, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)
Chris J. Fowler, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)
Liam M. Kearney, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9070:
Infrared Technology and Applications XL
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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