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OBSERVER : Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83680
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0812001
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB08.1-001
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Veridical Research and Design Corporation
211 W. Main - Lower Level PO Box 6503 Bozeman, MT 59771-6503
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: OBSERVER : Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-09-C-00065
Award Amount: $874,313.00
 

Abstract:

Veridical Research and Design Corporation proposes to deliver a prototype of the OBSERVER (Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely) Malintent Detection system capable of non-intrusively assessing an individual's intent-to-deceive using ocular-based measures. Work under Phase II will develop a prototype application that supports (a) the extension of the basic OBSERVE model developed under Phase I to determine the effects of including visual stimuli during questioning, (b) the development and validation of the OBSERVER prototype using live interrogators, and (c) the extension of the prototype to examine the contribution of measurements of participant visual attention to items in the examination environment. The resulting system will function in a stand-alone configuration and will also be capable of integration as a component of a multiple sensor suite. The ability to automate aspects of the screening process is crucial given the large number of individuals that must be evaluated. In addition to supporting DHS's goals of developing new physiological and behavioral sensor technologies for homeland security operations that determine malintent, OBSERVER will be of immediate utility for screening individuals in situations where detection of potential malicious intent is required in government, military and civilian sectors.

Principal Investigator:

Frank M. Marchak
President
(406) 522-9045
fmarchak@vradc.com

Business Contact:

Frank M. Marchak
(406) 522-9045
fmarchak@vradc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Veridical Research and Design Corporation
211 W. Main - Lower Level PO Box 6503 Bozeman, MT 59771

EIN/Tax ID: 300213521
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No