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Accurate, fast, and secure biometric fingerprint recognition system utilizing sensor fusion of fingerprint patterns
Author(s): Aed El-Saba; Salim Alsharif; Rajendarreddy Jagapathi
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Paper Abstract

Fingerprint recognition is one of the first techniques used for automatically identifying people and today it is still one of the most popular and effective biometric techniques. With this increase in fingerprint biometric uses, issues related to accuracy, security and processing time are major challenges facing the fingerprint recognition systems. Previous work has shown that polarization enhancementencoding of fingerprint patterns increase the accuracy and security of fingerprint systems without burdening the processing time. This is mainly due to the fact that polarization enhancementencoding is inherently a hardware process and does not have detrimental time delay effect on the overall process. Unpolarized images, however, posses a high visual contrast and when fused (without digital enhancement) properly with polarized ones, is shown to increase the recognition accuracy and security of the biometric system without any significant processing time delay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8055, Optical Pattern Recognition XXII, 80550K (26 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884482
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Aed El-Saba, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
Salim Alsharif, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
Rajendarreddy Jagapathi, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8055:
Optical Pattern Recognition XXII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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