Adaptive Fingerprint Image Enhancement With Emphasis on Preprocessing of Data
2013 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, ISSN 1057-7149, E-ISSN 1941-0042, Vol. 22, no 2, 644-656 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article proposes several improvements to an adaptive fingerprint enhancement method that is based on contextual filtering. The term adaptive implies that parameters of the method are automatically adjusted based on the input fingerprint image. Five processing blocks comprise the adaptive fingerprint enhancement method, where four of these blocks are updated in our proposed system. Hence, the proposed overall system is novel. The four updated processing blocks are: 1) preprocessing; 2) global analysis; 3) local analysis; and 4) matched filtering. In the preprocessing and local analysis blocks, a nonlinear dynamic range adjustment method is used. In the global analysis and matched filtering blocks, different forms of order statistical filters are applied. These processing blocks yield an improved and new adaptive fingerprint image processing method. The performance of the updated processing blocks is presented in the evaluation part of this paper. The algorithm is evaluated toward the NIST developed NBIS software for fingerprint recognition on FVC databases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2013. Vol. 22, no 2, 644-656 p.
Directional filtering, Fourier transform, image processing, spectral feature estimation, successive mean quantization transform
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7002DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2012.2220373ISI: 000314717800019Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoB04EDCB08DEC540DC1257B2F003ADC77OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-7002DiVA: diva2:834571