Using an FPGA to accelerate pupil isolation in iris recognition

Jennifer L. Shafer, Hau Ngo, Robert W. Ives
2010 2010 Conference Record of the Forty Fourth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers  
Iris recognition is an important application in the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. An algorithm that is both accurate and fast in a hardware design that is small and transportable are crucial to the implementation of this tool. As part of an ongoing effort to meet these criteria, this paper improves a segment of the US Naval Academy's RED iris recognition algorithm, namely pupil isolation. We show a significant speed-up of pupil isolation by implementing this
more » ... ion of the algorithm on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
doi:10.1109/acssc.2010.5757846 fatcat:hqlitehb7re3bn3tzpmzhcstxm