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14 April 2010 Fast and efficient iris image enhancement using logarithmic image processing
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Low quality iris images such as blurry, low resolution images with poor illumination create a challenge for iris recognition systems. Therefore, an efficient enhancement of iris images are needed in challenging environments. We propose a new iris recognition algorithm for enhancement of normalized iris images. Our algorithm is based on the logarithmic image processing (LIP) image enhancement which is used as one of the 3 stages in the enhancement process. Methods are tested on the MBGC database to compare enrolled video iris images from 124 subjects with 220 pixels resolutions to query video portal images from 110 subjects with 120 pixels resolution. Results from processing challenging MBGC iris data show significant improvement in the performance of iris recognition algorithms in terms of equal error rates compared to the original (unenhanced images) and the other fast image enhancement methods.
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Nadezhda Sazonova and Stephanie Schuckers "Fast and efficient iris image enhancement using logarithmic image processing", Proc. SPIE 7667, Biometric Technology for Human Identification VII, 76670K (14 April 2010);


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