Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Personal identification is a very important issue in today's mobile and electronically networked societies. Among the available measures, fingerprints are the oldest and most widely used. Unfortunately, it is usually possible to deceive automatic fingerprint identification systems by presenting a well-duplicated synthetic or dismembered finger. This project is one method to provide fingerprint vitality authentication in order to solve this problem. Using a sensor that is composed of an array of capacitors, this method identifies the vitality of a fingerprint by detecting a specific changing pattern over the human skin. Mapping the two-dimensional images into one-dimensional signals, two ensembles of measures, namely static and dynamic measures, are used for classification. Static patterns as well as temporal changes in dielectric mosaic structure of the skin demonstrate themselves in these signals. Using these measures, this algorithm quantifies this specific pattern and makes a final decision about vitality of the fingerprint by a neural network trained by examples.
Derakhshani, Reza, "Determination of vitality from a non-invasive biomedical measurement for use in integrated biometric devices" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1522.