Research and Development of an Iris-based Recognition System for Identification and Secure Authentication

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 19, p.39-57 (2006)


Biometric, Introduction, Iris Authentication, Iris Recognition, Security Access


New developments in Iris recognition technology provide increased potential for security. The research study described in this article has been conducted to further explore its potential through the development and evaluation of a working prototype system for Iris Administration and Organization Resource Access Control. The developed prototype possesses Iris administration functionality with such functions as enrollment, identification, verification, update and deletion. Also, the prototype organization module allows management of organizational resources access control. Testing of the prototype has been performed at the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) site. The test has demonstrated the usefulness of Iris authentication for automating passport control. Special Application Programming Interface (API) licensed from Iridian Technologies has been used in this development.
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