The fingerprint recognition is the most developed field in the biometrics recognition and it can apply to the various
applications. So the various studies are in progress for an enhancement of fingerprint recognition performance. In this
paper, we will study the fingerprint recognition sensor. The fingerprint becomes input using fingerprint sensor to the
fingerprint recognition system and the performance of the sensor has an effect on the fingerprint quality. Therefore, the
improvement of system performance is possible by improving the performance of sensor.
In this paper, we will study sensors which can be protected or unprotected from artificial fingerprint attack. We make
various artificial fingerprints, and test sensors to overcome artificial fingerprint attack. We will analyze results of
scanning test according to the various sensors and propose the method using the histogram of the normal image in order
to measure the performance of these sensors. The measured characteristics are the resolution, shift, gradient, contrast,
and rotation. The purpose of this paper is to propose the ways of the performance measurement which can be a criterion
to evaluate the sensor performance.