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Development of a Standard-based Iris Image Quality Tool Suite

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-005-0010-I
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Small Business Information
DL2 Tech Corporation
7331 Oxbridge Place Indianapolis, IN 46259
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development of a Standard-based Iris Image Quality Tool Suite
Agency: DHS
Contract: D11PC20251
Award Amount: $99,999.85


In this project, we will design a standard-based, robust, and efficient iris image quality measure tool. It can be used to select the images of sufficient quality for inclusion in the biometric repository database(s), improve collection processes, and develop quality-based iris matching algorithms. At the same time, it can be incorporated into iris recognition systems as plug-ins to improve recognition accuracy and efficiency. In this project, we will leverage our access to commercial iris recognition software and systems, our in house algorithms and systems, and variety of databases for our analysis and study. DL2Tech will work closely with our academic partner IUPUI in designing/developing this tool, and Raytheon for testing/evaluating and commercialization. We will participate in the NIST IREX for testing and evaluation. The proposed measure method can also help the development of the ISO/IEC 29794 Biometric sample quality - Part 6: Iris image data.

Principal Investigator:

Zhi Zhou

Business Contact:

Xiao Lin
Small Business Information at Submission:

DL2 Tech Corporation
7331 Oxbridge Place Indianapolis, IN 46259-5826

EIN/Tax ID: 263956984
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No