A security system based on human iris identification using wavelet transform

Boles, Wageeh W. (1998) A security system based on human iris identification using wavelet transform. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 11(1), pp. 77-85.

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A security system based on the recognition of the iris of human eyes using the wavelet transform is presented. The zero-crossings of the wavelet transform are used to extract the unique features obtained from the grey-level profiles of the iris. The recognition process is performed in two stages. The first stage consists of building a one-dimensional representation of the grey-level profiles of the iris, followed by obtaining the wavelet transform zerocrossings of the resulting representation. The second stage is the matching procedure for iris recognition. The proposed approach uses only a few selected intermediate resolution levels for matching, thus making it computationally efficient as well as less sensitive to noise and quantisation errors. A normalisation process is implemented to compensate for size variations due to the possible changes in the camera-to-face distance. The technique has been tested on real images in both noise-free and noisy conditions. The technique is being investigated for real-time implementation, as a stand-alone system, for access control to high-security areas.

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ID Code: 66997
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Paper presented in International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Electronic Systems, 27-23 May 1997, Adelaide, SA
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Keywords: biometrics (access control), computer vision, identification, image matching, image representation, noise, wavelet transforms
DOI: 10.1016/S0952-1976(98)80006-7
ISSN: 0952-1976
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2014 22:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 22:43

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