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IREX V: Guidance for Iris Image Collection

Published

Author(s)

George W. Quinn, JAmes Matey, Elham Tabassi, Patrick J. Grother

Abstract

This document provides guidance for the proper collection of iris images. Problems that occur during image acquisition can lead to poor quality samples. If the subject was looking down or blinking at the moment of capture, the image should be rejected and a new one acquired. Such problems are fairly simple and straightforward to correct, but require attentiveness on the part of the camera operator. If an image of a closed eye is accepted without scrutiny, no amount of post-capture processing can recover the lost information. For this reason, certain procedures should be followed to ensure only good quality samples are collected.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8013
Report Number
8013

Keywords

iris, IREX, sample quality
Created June 12, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018