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Computational imaging systems for iris recognition
Author(s): Robert J. Plemmons; Michael Horvath; Emily Leonhardt; V. Paul Pauca; Sudhakar Prasad; Stephen B. Robinson; Harsha Setty; Todd C. Torgersen; Joseph van der Gracht; Edward Dowski; Ramkumar Narayanswamy; Paulo E. X. Silveira
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Paper Abstract

Computational imaging systems are modern systems that consist of generalized aspheric optics and image processing capability. These systems can be optimized to greatly increase the performance above systems consisting solely of traditional optics. Computational imaging technology can be used to advantage in iris recognition applications. A major difficulty in current iris recognition systems is a very shallow depth-of-field that limits system usability and increases system complexity. We first review some current iris recognition algorithms, and then describe computational imaging approaches to iris recognition using cubic phase wavefront encoding. These new approaches can greatly increase the depth-of-field over that possible with traditional optics, while keeping sufficient recognition accuracy. In these approaches the combination of optics, detectors, and image processing all contribute to the iris recognition accuracy and efficiency. We describe different optimization methods for designing the optics and the image processing algorithms, and provide laboratory and simulation results from applying these systems and results on restoring the intermediate phase encoded images using both direct Wiener filter and iterative conjugate gradient methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5559, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XIV, (26 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560186
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Robert J. Plemmons, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Michael Horvath, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Emily Leonhardt, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
V. Paul Pauca, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Sudhakar Prasad, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Stephen B. Robinson, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Harsha Setty, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Todd C. Torgersen, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Joseph van der Gracht, HoloSpex, Inc. (United States)
Edward Dowski, CDM Optics, Inc. (United States)
Ramkumar Narayanswamy, CDM Optics, Inc. (United States)
Paulo E. X. Silveira, CDM Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5559:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XIV
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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