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Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection System

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection System
Agency: DOD
Contract: W91QUZ-11-C-0018
Award Amount: $412,181.00


Responding to Army needs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection (BISBIC) system for multimodal biometric capture. It is based on our innovative nonoptical zoom with wide-field-of-view (FOV) and ultrasuperpixel technologies, providing 0.1 mm resolution at standoff distances up to 100 m. The BISBIC system can capture iris and face images on the superpixel array over a FOV of 90 degrees (H) x 12 degrees (V), without scanning delay. In Phase I, we have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the BISBIC technology by designing, building, and testing three different types of functional bench-top prototypes, with an analysis of performance and assessment of technical risk. In addition, we developed image processing software for wide FOV and motion detection for autonomous moving target detection with instant electronic zooming on biometric features. In Phase II we will advance the design to a fully functional BISBIC prototype for standoff capture of facial features at up to 100 m and irises at less than or equal to 30 m, evaluating simultaneous biometric signatures of at least ten subjects every 30 s over a 90 degrees FOV. The prototype, with an open architecture compliant to EBTS/ANSI format, will be tested under representative operating environments.

Principal Investigator:

Nathanael Kim
Director, Electroacoustic
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No