Magnetic Card Authentication System
The goal of our magnetic strip authentication design project is to provide a system that can determine whether a card being swiped is the authentic card or not. We use LabView to build a system that can analyze a card swipe by locating its Magneprint™ signal and then comparing it to the Magneprint™ signal of the authentic card. Based on how well the two signals correlate, we either accept the card as the authentic card or reject it as a false card. We can then build an accept distribution and a reject distribution from a database of several card swipes. Using these distributions, we can quantify our system’s performance and reliability.