Accession Number:

ADA453159

Title:

A Comparative Analysis of Face Recognition Performance With Visible and Thermal Infrared Imagery

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EQUINOX CORP BALTIMORE MD

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We present a comprehensive performance analysis of multiple appearance-based face recognition methodologies, on visible and thermal infrared imagery. We compare algorithms within and between modalities in terms of recognition performance, false alarm rates and requirements to achieve specified performance levels. The effect of illumination conditions on recognition performance is emphasized, as it underlines the relative advantage of radiometrically calibrated thermal imagery for face recognition.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE