10 December 2015 Study on internal to surface fingerprint correlation using optical coherence tomography and internal fingerprint extraction
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Abstract
Surface fingerprint scanners are limited to a two-dimensional representation of the fingerprint topography, and thus, are vulnerable to fingerprint damage, distortion, and counterfeiting. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanners are able to image (in three dimensions) the internal structure of the fingertip skin. Techniques for obtaining the internal fingerprint from OCT scans have since been developed. This research presents an internal fingerprint extraction algorithm designed to extract high-quality internal fingerprints from touchless OCT fingertip scans. Furthermore, it serves as a correlation study between surface and internal fingerprints. Provided the scanned region contains sufficient fingerprint information, correlation to the surface topography is shown to be good (74% have true matches). The cross-correlation of internal fingerprints (96% have true matches) is substantial that internal fingerprints can constitute a fingerprint database. The internal fingerprints’ performance was also compared to the performance of cropped surface counterparts, to eliminate bias owing to information level present, showing that the internal fingerprints’ performance is superior 63.6% of the time.
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Luke Nicholas Darlow, Luke Nicholas Darlow, James Connan, James Connan, } "Study on internal to surface fingerprint correlation using optical coherence tomography and internal fingerprint extraction," Journal of Electronic Imaging 24(6), 063014 (10 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.24.6.063014 . Submission:
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