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A Dedicated Hardware for Fingerprint Authentication

  • G. Danese
  • M. Giachero
  • F. Leporati
  • G. Matrone
  • N. Nazzicari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4693)

Abstract

Biometric systems are defined as systems exploiting automated methods of personal recognition based on physiological or behavioural characteristics. Among these, fingerprints are very reliable biometric identifiers. Trying to fasten the image processing step makes the recognition process more efficient, especially concerning embedded systems for real-time authentication. In this work we propose an FPGA-based architecture that efficiently implements the high computationally demanding core of a matching algorithm.

Keywords

Authentication and Security Fingerprints Image Processing Hardware Accelerators FPGA Phase-only correlation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Danese
    • 1
  • M. Giachero
    • 1
  • F. Leporati
    • 1
  • G. Matrone
    • 1
  • N. Nazzicari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. di Informatica e Sistemistica – Università di Pavia – Via Ferrata 1, 27100 PaviaItaly

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