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Robust Biometric Recognition

SRI’s system delivers affordable, accurate iris recognition of moving subjects at a distance.

SRI's Sensor Systems Laboratory is addressing problems that prevent biometric data from being acquired in challenging environments. Through the application of a number of novel computational imaging techniques, researchers are able to increase the camera’s depth of field, reduce motion blur, and correct for atmospheric turbulence.

As a result, SRI is able to use off-the-shelf components and little or no costly tracking hardware. As a part of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) BEST (Biometric Exploitation Science and Technology) program, SRI was able to demonstrate iris recognition of subjects at ranges exceeding 25 meters, even with transverse motions of up to 1 meter per second.