Date Added: Jan 2011
Iris recognition is known as an inherently reliable biometric technique for human identification. Feature extraction is a crucial step in iris recognition, and the trend nowadays is to reduce the size of the extracted features. Special efforts have been applied in order to obtain low templates size and fast verification algorithms. These efforts are intended to enable a human authentication in small embedded systems, such as an Integrated Circuit smart card. In this paper, an effective eyelids removing method, based on masking the iris, has been applied. Moreover, an efficient iris recognition encoding algorithm has been employed.