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Organization, Search and Manipulation of Large Databases of Face Images

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98123
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-155-0660
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-155
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Organization, Search and Manipulation of Large Databases of Face Images
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0006
Award Amount: $69,336.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal, we present a variety of methods that will significantly lower identification time of any face recognition algorithm by reducing the overall number of "possible subjects" through the use of Indexing and Soft Biometrics. Based on our prior academically published experience in this area and current Phase II SBIR research and development (ONR N08-077 - Automated Entity Classification in Video Using Soft Biometrics), we will construct a solution that leverages soft biometric features (i.e. gender, age, ethnicity, hair color, etc.) in order to categorize individuals into specific predefined bins. These features can be extracted during the preprocessing or enrollment phases and used to develop a novel Feature Search Tree (FST) data structure to enable significantly improved facial recognition. An added benefit of our soft biometric approach is that learned features can be combined using our innovative "Morphable Template Model" in order to automatically construct galleries of high resolution photo-realistic facial images of subjects matching textual descriptions.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Faltemier
Principal Investigator
7033686107
tfaltemier@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Suppo
7033686107
csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

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