Date Added: Jul 2011
This paper focuses on the various phases and challenges in Fingerprint Recognition systems, and how these systems can be used in various spheres of life. A new method of fingerprint recognition based on features extracted from the fractal transform of the discrete image is proposed. The fractal features are extracted directly from the gray-scale fingerprint images without applying any pre-processing operations (e.g., image enhancement, directional filtering, ridge segmentation, ridge thinning and minutiae extraction). This helps to achieve lower computational complexity than conventional methods based on minutiae features.