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FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION FOR CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC BLAST INITIATION Ron F Stewart1
 

Summary: FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION FOR CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC BLAST INITIATION
Ron F Stewart1
, Richard Youmaran2
, Andy Adler3
1
Orica Canada Inc, Brownsburg, Quebec, Canada
2
School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
3
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
ABSTRACT
In the current context of heightened concerns with explosives security, there is significant interest in
technological controls to improve security. It is important to be able to control what is fired, by whom,
where and when. This paper describes research Orica has performed to investigate and test biometric
systems to address the question of "by whom". The goal of this research is to incorporate the most
suitable biometric system onto the 'blaster' unit of an electronic initiation system. This approach will
ensure that only authorized personnel can initiate a blast involving electronic detonators. Requirements
analysis: we initially explored many different biometric technologies to evaluate them against the
requirements, including security, usability, ruggedness, size, form factor, privacy, and operational
temperature range, This analysis identified chip based fingerprint sensors as the best candidate.

  

Source: Adler, Andy - Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences