Abstract

The purpose of this research is to ascertain potential iris scan data variations from near infrared waves derived from fluorescent illumination. Prior studies of iris data variances from infrared wave interference of halogen, incandescent, and sunlight with iris cameras suggest that similar changes may exist under near infrared wavelengths from fluorescent light. The concern is that the fluorescent energy emission may interfere with the near infrared detection of an iris camera. An iris camera is used to measure human eye characteristics known as biometrics. If such infrared emission is statistically significant, then it can alter the validity of the iris scan data. The experiment utilized nine hundred forty-five (945) scans from sixty-three (63) subjects. Measured results showed increased heat from ambient fluorescent illumination does not statistically alter the biometric readings of human eyes. The test results fail to reject that data loss will not occur as heat is increased in the ambient fluorescent light source.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2006-12-07

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1651

Keywords

biometrics, iris, technology, infrared, camera, illumination

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