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3D FACE

Objective

The recent EU-Council Regulation on standards for security features and biometrics in EU citizens' passports will bring about the introduction of digital facial and fingerprints images in all future European passports.

At the same time technical specifications established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be implemented in the EU member states in order to boost biometrics support border controls. While according to the ICAO recommendations, from 2006 the biometric-enabled border control will be based on 2D face recognition technology, the drawbacks of this approach are known: the biometric performance of these systems is not by far satisfactory.

The 3D face project is clearly focused on research on 3D face recognition technology, including fusion with 2D face recognition technologies, and its application in highly secure environments. The project will follow the approach to exploit the rich feature space based on the geometry of the face surface. Not only one order of magnitude performance improvements are expected, but moreover fake-resistant sensor new technology will be developed. The latter is an essential precondition for cost savings and for increased reliability in self-service border controls. A major focus is on technology research for enabling privacy protection of the 3D biometric templates.

The technologies researched and developed in 3D face will be evaluated in a large scale field trial on some important European airport sites, in order to test end-to-end performance of the system and to analyse resulting social and operational issues. The core team of the consortium is already deeply involved in the ISO standardization work on biometrics. Consequently the project results will directly influence the work programme of the ISO relevant committee.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

SAGEM SECURITE S.A.
Address
Rue Leblanc 27 - Le Ponant De Paris
Paris
France

Participants (14)

BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
Germany
Address
Oranienstrasse 91
Berlin
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germany
Address
Thaerstrasse 11
65193 Wiesbaden
COGNITEC SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
An Der Flutrinne 12
01139 Dresden
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
FLUGHAFEN BERLIN-SCHOENEFELD GMBH
Germany
Address
Flughafen Schoenefeld
12521 Berlin
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
JOINT RESEARCH CENTER - EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address

1049 Brussels
L-1 IDENTITY SOLUTIONS AG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 160
Bochum
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Boschdijk 525
5621 JG Eindhoven
POLYGON TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Rundeturmstrasse 12
64283 Darmstadt
SALZBURGER FLUGHAFEN GMBH
Austria
Address
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
5020 Salzburg
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
United Kingdom
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
ZENTRUM FUER GRAPHISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Rundeturmstrasse 10
64283 Darmstadt