Advanced Data Collection
Since 2008, WVU has performed large, medium, and small scale biometric data collection projects. BIIC researchers have been involved in collecting biometrics data for FBI, ONR, DOJ, DHS and many other DoD organizations.
Examples of several data collection projects are described below using advanced sensors to collect data for different biometrics applications.View all our Data Sets
Long Range Face Recognition
The purpose of this data collection was to obtain data to enable the evaluation of a prototype binocular-based stereoscopic facial image acquisition system developed by StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI) by comparing to data captured using similar COTS facial imaging hardware. In addition, human factors information was collected from operators performing the data collection to assess the operability of the prototype device. The original target number of participants for this collection was 200, reduced to 100 based on initial evaluation of SVI image quality and hardware performance. Data collection took place between 1/25 and 5/25/2012, with 100 participants providing data.
Data collection was performed on the WVU Evansdale Campus. An outdoor location adjacent to the Engineering Research Building and Evansdale Library was chosen to provide unobstructed views of facial images up to 100m away from the imaging devices. Data was collected from each device and assembled in a common data repository on a regular basis.Data collection was performed using three different facial imaging devices.
- SVI binoculars prototype
- Sony DEV 5 digital recording binoculars
- Digital SLR camera
- Outdoors: Canon 5D MkII digital SLR camera with a Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens
- Indoors: Canon 5D Mk II digital SLR camera with a Canon EF 70-200mm (f/2.8, image stabilized) lens; based on ANSI/NIST–ITL 1-2007 Best Practice Recommendation for the Capture of Mugshots.
All outdoor images were captured at image distances of 48, 50, 52, 73, 75, 77, 98, 100, and 102 meters. Indoor images were captured at 2m. About 10% of the outdoor images acquired using the Canon camera is poor quality due to focusing errors.
Twins Days Festival 2010
WVU partnered with Notre Dame to collect biometric data from the twins’ population at the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, OH. Biometric modalities collected included:
- five-pose face images using uncontrolled lighting
- low and high resolution face videos
- livescan fingerprints (Crossmatch Guardian)
- iris images (LG iCam 4000)
- 3D facial scans.
The listing below describes a breakdown of participation at the Twins Days 2010 collection
- Total : 256 participants
- 238 twin participants (119 pairs of twins)
- 216 identical twins (108 pairs of identical twins)
- 12 identical mirror twins (6 pairs of identical mirror)
- 10 fraternal twins (5 pairs of fraternal twins)
- 3 triplet participants (1 pair of triplets)
- 15 single participants (single, child , parent, spouse)
- 10 participants (5 pairs of twins) came to the data collection twice (once on each day; 08/07/2010 and 08/08/2010)
Twins Days Festival 2011:
WVU collected biometric data from the twins’ population at the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, OH. Biometric modalities collected included:
- Face images (5 pose (90º, 45º, 0º, -45º, and -90º angles), using Canon 5D MkII with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens and zoom setting of 135mm; captured at 2m, NIST SAP 50/51 standard composition, 2 sessions
- Iris capture using the LG iCam 4000 (5 sessions),
- Livescan fingerprint using the CrossMatch Guardian (5 sessions; left/right slaps and thumb slaps only).
The listing below describes a breakdown of participation at the Twins Days 2011 collection
- Total: 318 participants
- 244 twin participants (122 pairs of twins)
- 178 identical twins (89 pairs of identical twins)
- 38 identical mirror twins (19 pairs of identical mirror)
- 28 fraternal twins (14 pairs of fraternal twins)
- 74 single participants (parents of twins, siblings etc.)
- 10 twin participants (5 pairs of twins) and one single participant came to the data collection twice (once each day; 08/06/2011 and 08/07/2011).
TINDERS Long-Range SWIR Face:
This data collection (performed in collaboration with WVHTCF, sponsored by ONR) involved capture of facial images at distances of 100, 200, and 350m; both unobstructed and obstructed by tinted glass and sunglasses. A total of 107 participants provided image samples during this collection. The data was collected using a long-range SWIR imaging system developed by the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation (WVHTCF). All images were collected at night in a parking lot with street lamp illumination.
Gait (Ericson Alumni Center location)
Gait data was collected using a Goodrich SU640KTS-1.7RT short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with a 50mm SWIR lens using 1064nm and 1550nm diffused laser sources for active illumination. The gait video sequences were captured at distances ranging from 20-30m. Data was collected from 30 individuals, 18 males and 12 females, acting out the following scenarios:
Single Individual Scenarios:
- Subject walks perpendicular to the camera at 25 meters.
- 3 to 4 and back to 3
- 3 to 4 and back to 3 with bag
- 4 to 3 and back to 4
- Subject walks diagonally towards camera
- 6 to 1 and back to 6
- 5 to 2 and back to 5
- 5 to 2 and back to 5 with bag
- Subjects walk perpendicular to camera at 25 meters.
- Subject 1 starts at 3 finishes at 4
- Subject 2 starts at 4 finishes at 3
- Exchange bag in the middle
- Subjects walk diagonally towards camera
- Subject 1 starts at 6 finishes at 1
- Subject 2 starts at 5 finishes at 2
- Exchange bag in the middle