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FPGA-based embedded hand vein biometric aunthentication system

Mohd. Hani, Mohamed Khalil (2009) FPGA-based embedded hand vein biometric aunthentication system. In: IEEE Region Ten International Technical Conference (TENCON 2009), 2009, Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2009.5396173


Biometric authentication provides a high security and reliable approach to be used in security access system. However, this authentication method has not been widely implemented in a resource-constrained embedded system. In this project, we investigate a method of personal authentication based on infrared vein pattern in the back of the hand, targeted for embedded system which is implemented in Altera Nios II FPGA prototyping system, running on Real Time Operating System (RTOS). The RTOS applied is Nios2-Linux. A biometric feature is extracted from the vein pattern image and then matched for personal authentication. The algorithm consists of four modules: image capturing, image pre-processing, feature extraction, and the authentication module. These image processing algorithms executed in an embedded system with a 50 MHz fixed point processor. Preliminary experiment on a database of 82 images of 15 candidates show promising result with the system reaching equal error rate of 5.5%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:authentication, biometric, embedded system, FPGA, hand vein, nios2-linu, RTOS
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:15213
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:21 Sep 2011 09:56
Last Modified:22 Sep 2011 09:57

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