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FP7 High-resolution fingerprint sensors based on a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric nanowires (NW

PiezoMAT

Project ID: 611019
Funded under

High-resolution fingerprint sensing with vertical piezoelectric nanowire matrices

From 2013-11-01 to 2017-06-30, closed project | PiezoMAT Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 860 242

EU contribution:

EUR 2 897 354

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

High-resolution fingerprint sensors based on a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric nanowires (NWs).
The paradigm of societal uses protected by biometric identification (ID) – from national security and controlled access, to health care, banking and leisure – requires coming up with ever more reliable built-in ID detection systems. In this context, PiezoMAT proposes a new technology of high-resolution fingerprint sensors based on a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric nanowires (NWs). The long term objective of PiezoMAT is to offer high performance fingerprint sensors with minimal volume occupation for integration into built-in systems able to compete on the market with the best existing products.PiezoMAT proceeds by local deformation of an array of individually contacted piezoelectric NWs and reconstruction from generated potentials, whose amplitudes are proportional to the NW displacement. Each NW and its associated electronics constitute a sensor, or pixel. The sub-micron dimension of NWs allows for high spatial frequency sampling of every fingerprint feature, enabling extremely reliable fingerprint differentiation through detection of the smallest minutiae (pores and ridge shapes). Charge collection efficiency is very dependent on the electrode configuration on each NW. PiezoMAT explores several possible configurations associated with gradual levels of technological challenges and risks, with a strong focus on developing reliable device design tools for present and future application-related adaptability. For the purpose of the PiezoMAT research, it is foreseen to collect generated charges and analogue output signals via metal lines connected to deported electronics on a printed circuit board. This configuration does not allow for maximum NW integration density but is designed to yield sufficient resolution to demonstrate the concept, major technological achievements and actual performance increase as compared to the state-of-the-art. Long term developments will pursue full electronics integration for an optimal sensor resolution.

Objective

The paradigm of societal uses protected by biometric identification (ID) – from national security and controlled access, to health care, banking and leisure – requires coming up with ever more reliable built-in ID detection systems. In this context, PiezoMAT proposes a new technology of high-resolution fingerprint sensors based on a matrix of interconnected piezoelectric nanowires (NWs). The long term objective of PiezoMAT is to offer high performance fingerprint sensors with minimal volume occupation for integration into built-in systems able to compete on the market with the best existing products.PiezoMAT proceeds by local deformation of an array of individually contacted piezoelectric NWs and reconstruction from generated potentials, whose amplitudes are proportional to the NW displacement. Each NW and its associated electronics constitute a sensor, or pixel. The sub-micron dimension of NWs allows for high spatial frequency sampling of every fingerprint feature, enabling extremely reliable fingerprint differentiation through detection of the smallest minutiae (pores and ridge shapes). Charge collection efficiency is very dependent on the electrode configuration on each NW. PiezoMAT explores several possible configurations associated with gradual levels of technological challenges and risks, with a strong focus on developing reliable device design tools for present and future application-related adaptability. For the purpose of the PiezoMAT research, it is foreseen to collect generated charges and analogue output signals via metal lines connected to deported electronics on a printed circuit board. This configuration does not allow for maximum NW integration density but is designed to yield sufficient resolution to demonstrate the concept, major technological achievements and actual performance increase as compared to the state-of-the-art. Long term developments will pursue full electronics integration for an optimal sensor resolution.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Emmanuelle Pauliac-Vaujour, (Coordinator)
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 736 319


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Lisa Bigot
Tel.: +33 438784622
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 474 794


Hansastrasse 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 319 389


RITTERSTRASSE 26
04109 LEIPZIG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Marius Grundmann
Tel.: +49 341 9732650
Fax: +49 341 9732668
E-mail
SAFRAN IDENTITY & SECURITY
France

EU contribution: EUR 244 960


BOULEVARD GALLIENI 11
92130 ISSY LES MOULINEAUX
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Krassimir Krastev
Tel.: +33 1 58 11 25 43
E-mail
SPECIFIC POLYMERS
France

EU contribution: EUR 199 410


AVENUE DES COCARDIERES ZAC VIA DOMITIA 150
34160 CASTRIES
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Cedric Loubat
Tel.: +33 4 67 59 30 25
Fax: +33 4 67 59 30 26
E-mail
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary

EU contribution: EUR 183 658


KONKOLY THEGE MIKLOS UT 29-33
1121 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Krisztina Szakolczai
Tel.: +36 13922222
E-mail
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Participation ended
Hungary

EU contribution: EUR 86 342


MAGYAR TUDOSOK KRT 2
1117 BUDAPEST
Hungary
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Anita Ritter
Tel.: +36 1 392 2229
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 414 474


WESTERN ROAD
CORK
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Conor Delaney
Tel.: +353 21 4906263
E-mail
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania

EU contribution: EUR 238 008


K DONELAICIO 73
44249 KAUNAS
Lithuania
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Rolanas Dauksevicius
Tel.: +370 68267170
Fax: +370 37323461
E-mail
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