Accession Number : ADA258997


Title :   Automated Face Recognition System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Runyon, Kenneth R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258997.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : In this thesis three variations of an end-to-end face recognition prototype system are developed, implemented and tested. Each version includes real-time image collection, automated segmentation, preprocessing, feature extraction, and classification. The first version uses a Karhunen Loeve Transform (KLT) feature extractor and a K-nearest neighbor classifier. Version two uses the same feature set but utilizes a multilayer perception neural network with a back propagation learning rule. Finally the third version uses a Discrete Cosine Transform as the feature extractor and the K-nearest neighbor as the classifier. Only the KLT versions of the system were tested. The tests were based on three image sets, each collected over multiple days to analyze the effect on recognition accuracy of variations in both the image collection environment and the subjects over time. The first set consisted of 23 Subjects and was taken over a two day period. The second set consisted of four users and was taken over a seven day period. Finally, the third set consisted of 100 images of a single subject collected over several weeks.


Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING , *PATTERN RECOGNITION , *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , NEURAL NETS , LEARNING MACHINES , PERCEPTION , THESES , PROTOTYPES , CLASSIFICATION


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE