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BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL

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NEWIn April 2017, NIST released BioCTS AN MRT, which supports configurable XML files to define requirements and parsing rules.

Supporting ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 (AN-2011) and ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 (AN-2013) Traditional and NIEM XML Encoding

September 2016

BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL supports Conformance Test Suites (CTSs) for AN-2011 and AN-2013; testing both Traditional Encoding, and NIEM-XML Encoding.

The Traditional CTSs support testing for the following record types:

  • Type 1, Transaction Information Record
  • Type 2, User-defined descriptive text
  • Type 4, High-resolution grayscale fingerprint image
  • Type 7, User-defined image
  • Type 8, Signature image
  • Type 9, Minutiae data
  • Type 10, Facial and SMT image (AN-2013 Name: Photographic body part imagery (including face and SMT))
  • Type 11, Forensic and investigatory voice data (AN-2013 only)
  • Type 12, Forensic dental and oral data (AN-2013 only)
  • Type 13, Variable-resolution latent image
  • Type 14, Variable-resolution fingerprint image
  • Type 15, Palm print image
  • Type 16, User-defined variable-resolution testing image
  • Type 17, Iris image
  • Type 18, DNA data
  • Type 19, Variable-resolution plantar image
  • Type 20, Source representation
  • Type 21, Associated context
  • Type 22, Non-photographic imagery (AN-2013 only)
  • Type 98, Information assurance
  • Type 99, CBEFF biometric data record

The NIEM-XML CTSs support testing for the following selected record types:

  • Type 1, Transaction Information Record
  • Type 4, High-resolution grayscale fingerprint image
  • Type 10, Photographic body part imagery (including face and SMT)
  • Type 12, Forensic dental and oral data (AN-2013 only)
  • Type 13, Variable-resolution latent image (AN-2011 only)
  • Type 14, Variable-resolution fingerprint image (AN-2011 only)
  • Type 15, Palm print image (AN-2011 only)
  • Type 17, Iris image (AN-2011 only)
  • Type 22, Non-photographic imagery (AN-2013 only)

Development of additional Record Types for the NIEM-XML CTSs is ongoing.

Software Downloads

BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL contains everything required to test implementations of AN-2011 and AN-2013. Read the instructions contained in the associated documentation.

Current Versions:

To see what has changed since the initial release, please review the Changelog.

Old Versions:

Documentation

Sponsor

The BioCTS work was sponsored in part by the Department of Homeland Security/Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Contact

Send comments/errors on the tool, sample data and documentation to BioCTS [at] nist.gov

Screen Captures

The following screen captures were taken from BioCTS for AN-2011 and AN-2013. Batch testing and the Editor are shown in the examples below:

BatchTest-SelectedFile-ShowResults_1

Batch Testing:
Overall results (left panel), Detailed results (right panel)


EditorTab-FileLoaded-Tested

Editor:
All supported record types shown. Arrows allow user to expand results


EditorTab-Type1-Field1-Expanded_1

Editor With Expanded Results: Field 1.001 (LEN) expanded to show containing data

 

Created August 20, 2012, Updated April 21, 2017