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Performance Evaluation of Low Rate WPANs for Sensors and Medical Applications



Nada T. Golmie, David E. Cypher, O Rebala


We examine the performance of multimodal biometric authentication systems using state-of-the-art Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) fingerprint and face biometric systems on a population approaching 1,000 individuals. Majority of prior studies of multimodal biometrics have been limited to relatively low accuracy non-COTS systems and populations of a few hundred users. Our work is the first to demonstrate that multimodal fingerprint and face biometric systems can achieve significant accuracy gains over either biometric alone, even when using highly accurate COTS systems on a relatively large-scale population. In addition to examining well-known multimodal methods, we introduce new methods of normalization and fusion that further improve the accuracy.
Proceedings Title
Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2004)
Conference Dates
April 30, 2004
Conference Location
October 31-November 3,
Conference Title
International Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Wireless Ad hoc, Sensor, and Peer to Peer Networks


ECG, interference analysis, medical applications, medium access control, performance evaluation, WLAN, WPAN


Golmie, N. , Cypher, D. and Rebala, O. (2004), Performance Evaluation of Low Rate WPANs for Sensors and Medical Applications, Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2004), October 31-November 3, (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created November 1, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017