Real-time Identification System using Mobile Hand-held Devices – Final Report


  1. Vo, T.
  2. Nanavati, R.
  3. Meunier, P.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
To support an enduring mobile identification capability in Canada, the Study Team for PSTP-03-427BIOM evaluated the mobile biometric technology baseline, integrated a representative mobile device for operationally relevant field-testing, and developed a structured framework for analyzing national security applications of real-time, mobile biometric identification systems, encompassing technological, legal, ethical, privacy, and cultural issues. The Study employed IBG’s evaluation methodologies, based on its standards-compliant Comparative Biometric Testing and DHS accredited QPL processes. It also leveraged international standards and methodologies, including ISO/IEC 15408, FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 19795, and ISO/IEC 19792. OPC's existing frameworks for biometrics and national security and IBG's BioPrivacy Framework supported roadmap and framework development. Field tests demonstrated the ability of the selected mobile device to establish connectivity with the RCMP NPS-NIST test server, transmit five test cases over both WIFI and 3G, and receive accurate results. The second Study output, the Mobile Biometrics Evaluation Framework, articulated a methodology for assessing usability and appropriateness across a variety of mobile identification and verification applications, providing specific guidance in the areas of architecture, interoperability, data format, privacy policy, solutions affordability, and legal, ethical, and cultural issues. The Study will facilitate deployment of

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Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C150 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Apr 2014
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