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Robust and reliable banknote authentification and print flaw detection with opto-acoustical sensor fusion methods
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Paper Abstract

The authenticity checking and inspection of bank notes is a high labour intensive process where traditionally every note on every sheet is inspected manually. However with the advent of more and more sophisticated security features, both visible and invisible, and the requirement of cost reduction in the printing process, it is clear that automation is required. As more and more print techniques and new security features will be established, total quality security, authenticity and bank note printing must be assured. Therefore, this factor necessitates amplification of a sensorial concept in general. We propose a concept for both authenticity checking and inspection methods for pattern recognition and classification for securities and banknotes, which is based on the concept of sensor fusion and fuzzy interpretation of data measures. In the approach different methods of authenticity analysis and print flaw detection are combined, which can be used for vending or sorting machines, as well as for printing machines. Usually only the existence or appearance of colours and their textures are checked by cameras. Our method combines the visible camera images with IR-spectral sensitive sensors, acoustical and other measurements like temperature and pressure of printing machines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6075, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques VI, 607502 (9 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.640921
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Volker Lohweg, Lippe and Hoexter Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Johannes Schaede, KBA-Giori S.A. (Switzerland)
Thomas Türke, KBA-Bielefeld (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6075:
Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques VI
Rudolf L. van Renesse, Editor(s)

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