Sensor Interoperability and Fusion in Fingerprint Verification: A Case Study using Minutiae-and Ridge-Based Matchers

F. Alonso-Fernandez, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, A.M. Bazen, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Ortega-Garcia

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    Information fusion in fingerprint recognition has been studied in several papers. However, only a few papers have been focused on sensor interoperability and sensor fusion. In this paper, these two topics are studied using a multisensor database acquired with three different fingerprint sensors. Authentication experiments using minutiae and ridge-based matchers are reported. Results show that the performance drops dramatically when matching images from different sensors. We have also observed that fusing scores from different sensors results in better performance than fusing different instances from the same sensor
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2006
    Event9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2006 - Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 5 Dec 20068 Dec 2006
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2006
    Abbreviated titleICARCV


    • SCS-Safety
    • ridge-based matching
    • minutiae-based matching
    • Fingerprint recognition
    • Fingerprint verification
    • sensor interoperability
    • IR-76462
    • fingerprint sensors
    • Information fusion
    • image matching
    • Sensor fusion
    • multisensor database
    • EWI-19853

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