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A recognition system which obtains and analyzes images of at least one object in a scene comprising a wide field of view (WFOV) imager which is used to capture an image of the scene and to locate the object and a narrow field of view (NFOV) imager which is responsive to the location information provided by the WFOV imager and which is used to capture an image of the object, the image of the object having a higher resolution than the image captured by the WFOV imager is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system that obtains and analyzes images of the irises of eyes of a human or animal in an image with little or no active involvement by the human or animal is disclosed. A method for obtaining and analyzing images of at least one object in a scene comprising capturing a wide field of view image of the object to locate the object in the scene; and then using a narrow field of view imager responsive to the location information provided in the capturing step to obtain higher resolution image of the object is also disclosed.

Title
Fully automated iris recognition system utilizing wide and narrow fields of view
Application Number
8/759346
Publication Number
6714665 (B1)
Application Date
December 3, 1996
Publication Date
March 30, 2004
Inventor
Joshua R Herman
Robbinsville
NJ, US
Peter Coyle
Newtown
PA, US
Robert Mandlebaum
Philadelphia
PA, US
Lambert E Wixson
Rocky Hill
NJ, US
Deepam Mishra
Plainsboro
NJ, US
Douglas F Dixon
Hopewell
NJ, US
Shmuel Peleg
Princeton
NJ, US
Peter J Burt
Princeton
NJ, US
Keith James Hanna
Princeton
NJ, US
Agent
William J Burke
US
Assignee
Sarnoff Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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