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NIST IR 7477, Revision II, MINEX II Performance of Fingerprint Match-on-Card Algorithms - Phase IV Report



Patrick J. Grother, Wayne J. Salamon, Craig I. Watson, Michael D. Indovina, Patricia A. Flanagan


The MINEX II trials have been conducted to evaluate the accuracy and speed of MATCH-ON-CARD verification algorithms. These run on ISO/IEC 7816 smartcards. They compare reference and verification data conformant to the ISO/IEC 19794-2 COMPACT CARD fingerprint minutia standard. The test is an assessment of the core viability of matching fingerprints (i.e. the de facto leading compact biometric data element) on personal identity credentials based on the industry-standard smart cards. The results are relevant to users of minutia templates as additional authentication factor. This document is the third publication of MINEX II results. The prior two releases1, were published on February 29, 2008 and on May 21, 2009. The number of MATCH-ON-CARD implementations has increased from 12 in 2008, an additional 7 in 2009, to 17 in 2010. The number of card-provider algorithm-provider teams was 5 in 2008, 4 in 2009, and 12 in 2010.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7477
Report Number


biometrics, fingerprint recognition, standard data interchange formats, standards, evaluation


Grother, P. , Salamon, W. , Watson, C. , Indovina, M. and Flanagan, P. (2011), NIST IR 7477, Revision II, MINEX II Performance of Fingerprint Match-on-Card Algorithms - Phase IV Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created April 5, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018