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Mitigation of Contact Lenses, Eye Surgery, Pupil Dilation, and Other Challenges…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1111048
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB011.1-005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Mitigation of Contact Lenses, Eye Surgery, Pupil Dilation, and Other Challenges in Iris Recognition
Agency: DHS
Contract: D11PC20143
Award Amount: $99,795.31
 

Abstract:

Iris recognition is an established and successful biometric technology. It is used in clearing travelers in the UK, for border control in the UAE, and as a part of India`s Unique ID program. However, there are still significant challenges to be addressed as iris recognition matures to successfully handle ongoing national-scale applications. Our recent work has documented challenges involving pupil dilation, the wearing of contact lenses, and other factors. We propose to conduct research that (a) creates a better understanding of the challenges that pupil dilation, contact lenses, and Lasik operations present for iris recognition performance, and (b) based on this understanding, develops algorithms and approaches to mitigate the effects of these challenges. We will conduct iris recognition experiments and analyze the results in order to document the effects of dilation, contact lenses and Lasik, and to understand how the range of how these factors present themselves in different instances. We will then develop and implement algorithms and approaches to mitigate the effects of these factors, and perform experiments that document and measure the improvement in iris recognition performance. We expect that solutions such as those that we develop will become a standard element of all commercial iris biometric systems.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy C. Faltemier
(703) 368-6107
tfaltemier@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-2210

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No