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MINEX III Compliance Guidelines

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MINEX III Compliance

In an effort to reduce complexity and modernize the test, participation guidelines have been enacted in MINEX III which will form "MINEX III Compliance." A MINEX III submission must meet these criteria in order to be used during the interoperable test. Once a submission fails to adhere to one or more of the guidelines, it will be removed from the test. Compliance requirements for client programs are maintained separately. NIST may update these guidelines from time to time.

MINEX III compliance shall be determined by:

  1. Functionality: the submission passes MINEX III validation, which includes limits on algorithm speed, memory consumption, runtime, etc.,
    1. An exemption is made for template generators that successfully passed the Ongoing MINEX validation prior to the start of MINEX III.
  2. Interoperability: all MINEX III-compliant template matchers match templates from the submitted template generator with a FNMR ≤ 10-2 at FMR ≤ 10-2 (PIV Level 1),
  3. Interoperability: a template matcher is submitted and it matches templates from all MINEXIII-compliant template generators with a FNMR ≤ 10-2 at FMR ≤ 10-2 using two fingers (PIV Level 1),
  4. Accuracy at operationally-typical FMR: a template matcher is submitted and it matches its corresponding template generator's templates with a FNMR ≤ (2 X 10-2) at FMR ≤ 10-4 using one finger (PIV Level 2),
    1. An exemption is made for PIV-compliant template generators from Ongoing MINEX.
  5. Compliance with minutia placement standards: minutiae density plots derived from generated templates do not exhibit a periodic, grid-like, or geometric structure without reasonable justification,
  6. History: the validation package was submitted within the last 5 years,
    1. An exemption is made for PIV-compliant template generators from Ongoing MINEX.
  7. Diversity of operating points: a template matcher is submitted and produces at least 512 unique scores over the entire dataset when comparing fingerprint templates from two different subjects,
  8. Availability: the submission is one of two submissions from the submitting organization, or its subsidiaries, acquisitions, or mergers, by first replacing submissions with the same CBEFF Product IDs and older version numbers, followed by replacing submissions with older acceptance dates.
    1. A deviation is made for submissions exempted by 1a, 4a, or 6a. Once any MINEX III submission is received by an organization or the organization's subsidiaries, acquisitions, or mergers, all exempted submissions from the submitting organization, and the organization's subsidiaries, acquisitions, and mergers will lose their exemption, regardless of the submission's compliance status.

Visual representation of the MINEX III compliance constraints defined above.

 

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MINEX III Compliant 

  •  MINEX III Generator Compliant 
  •  MINEX III Matcher Compliant (if matcher submitted) 
  •  Validation date within 5 years 
  •  Company name + Product ID unique within the last 2 uses

MINEX III Generator Compliant 

  • NIST SP 800-76-2 Generator Compliant

MINEX III Matcher Compliant 

  • NIST SP 800-76-2 Level 2 Matcher Compliant 
  • >= 512 unique impostor scores

NIST SP 800-76-1 Generator Compliant 

  • All complaint template matchers must verify generator's templates with FNMR < = 0.01 at FMR= 0.01
  • 90% of templates generated in < 1.3 sec 

NIST SP 800-76-1 Matcher Compliant 

  • Matches templates from all certified template generators with FNMR <= 0.01 at FMR = 0.01. 
  • Matches native templates with FNMR <= 0.01 at FMR = 0.01. 
  • Performs 90% of matches in < 0.1 sec

NIST SP 800-76-2 Generator Compliant 

  • NIST SP 800-76-1 Generator Compliant. 
  • No periodic pattern present in minutia density plot. 
  • No duplicate minutia coordinates. 
  • Average generation speed <= 0.5 sec (updated per guidelines). 

NIST SP 800-76-2 Level 1 Matcher Compliant 

  • NIST SP 800-76-1 matcher compliant 
  • Average match speed <= 0.01 sec (updated per guidelines)

NIST SP 800-76-2 Level 2 Matcher Compliant 

  • Average match speed <= 0.01 sec (updated per guidelines) 
  • Matches native templates with FNMR <= 0.02 at FMR <= 0.0001.

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Created October 5, 2015, Updated November 15, 2019