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High-quality 3D fingerprint acquisition using a novel sub-window-based structured light illumination approach
Author(s): Veeraganesh Yalla; Ray Daley; Colby Boles; Laurence Hassebrook; Kyle Fleming; Mike Troy
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Paper Abstract

Fingerprint identification is one of the most prolific and well-regarded modalities in the field of biometrics for its high recognition rates. Fingerprints remain consistent throughout a person's lifetime and are relatively simple and inexpensive to capture with techniques ranging from inked fingerprint cards to Livescan devices. In this paper, we present an algorithm and a working device that is capable of capturing high quality 3D fingerprints based on Structured Light Illumination using a novel approach called the sub-window technique. The various benefits of this unique approach and applications in fingerprint biometrics are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7797, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IV, 77970R (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855513
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Veeraganesh Yalla, Flashscan3D LLC (United States)
Ray Daley, Flashscan3D LLC (United States)
Colby Boles, Flashscan3D LLC (United States)
Laurence Hassebrook, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Kyle Fleming, Flashscan3D LLC (United States)
Mike Troy, Flashscan3D LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7797:
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IV
Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Scott C. Burkhart, Editor(s)

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