31 May 2013 Performance characterization of structured light-based fingerprint scanner
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Our group believes that the evolution of fingerprint capture technology is in transition to include 3-D non-contact fingerprint capture. More specifically we believe that systems based on structured light illumination provide the highest level of depth measurement accuracy. However, for these new technologies to be fully accepted by the biometric community, they must be compliant with federal standards of performance. At present these standards do not exist for this new biometric technology. We propose and define a set of test procedures to be used to verify compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s image quality specification for Personal Identity Verification single fingerprint capture devices. The proposed test procedures include: geometric accuracy, lateral resolution based on intensity or depth, gray level uniformity and flattened fingerprint image quality. Several 2-D contact analogies, performance tradeoffs and optimization dilemmas are evaluated and proposed solutions are presented.
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Laurence G. Hassebrook, Laurence G. Hassebrook, Minghao Wang, Minghao Wang, Raymond C. Daley, Raymond C. Daley, "Performance characterization of structured light-based fingerprint scanner", Proc. SPIE 8712, Biometric and Surveillance Technology for Human and Activity Identification X, 871205 (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018980; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018980


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