Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge: Prize Analysis
Gregory P. Fiumara, Elham Tabassi, Patricia A. Flanagan, John D. Grantham, Kenneth Ko, Karen Marshall, Matthew Schwarz, Bryan Woodgate, Christopher Boehnen
In September 2017, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity held a fingerprint data collection as part of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge. Participating Challengers deployed devices designed to collect an image of the full nail to nail surface area of a fingerprint – equivalent to a rolled fingerprint – from an unacclimated user without assistance from a trained device operator. Images captured from these devices were searched against a set of traditionally- captured operator-assisted rolled fingerprints. Thousands of latent fingerprints were also searched against the images.