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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Mitigation of Contact Lenses, Eye Surgery, Pupil Dilation, and Other Challenges in Iris Recognition

    SBC: PROGENY SYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: HSB0111005

    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 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Identification of Test Materials and Test Plan for Improved Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Face Piece Lenses

    SBC: MPR Associates, Inc.            Topic: HSB0111006

    Currently, SCBA lenses are made from high-heat polycarbonate with a maximum service temperature rating of 275 deg F to 383 deg F. However, first responders may encounter temperatures due to fire reaching 1000 deg F to 1400 deg F at face level with a heat flux density of about 2.2 W/sq-cm. Developing a more durable, high-heat resistant lens will significantly improve firefighter safety and enable f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Acoustic Vector Sensor

    SBC: PROGENY SYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: HSB0112001

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to extend unattended ground sensor (UGS) functionality to provide a real-time capability to track targets of interest. Progeny will develop Acoustic Vector Sensor (AVS) as a low-cost and low-power augment sensor to track airborne targets, with a small covert form factor and connecting to other UGS with a standard serial data and power interface. AVS has a c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Sub-topic 1. NAND/NOR Chip Forensics

    SBC: Viaforensics, LLC            Topic: HSB0112003

    Mobile devices are increasingly utilized in criminal and terrorist activities. These devices are an important source of evidence to law enforcement officers and forensic examiners. Since inception, viaForensics has developed innovative tools and techniques for officers and examiners leveraging the latest technologies in mobile device forensics. viaForensics has previously developed forensically so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Development of a Standard-based Iris Image Quality Tool Suite

    SBC: DL2 Tech Corporation            Topic: HSB0112005

    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 recogn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Iris Image Quality Tool Suite for Biometric Recognition

    SBC: PROGENY SYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: HSB0112005

    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 Indias Unique ID program. However, there remain significant challenges to be addressed as iris recognition matures into a viable technology which can successfully handle applications at a national level. One such important issue that th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Natural Language Processing and Prioritization for Contextual Symbolic Rendering

    SBC: Digital Sandbox Inc.            Topic: HSB0112006

    With the desire to be prepared for possible threat scenarios, DHS has access to data, but it can be disparate with a mix of structured and unstructured data in very large quantities. Information from a variety of sources needs to be ingested and processed in order to determine the "what, when, where, and how bad", then presented geospatially for monitoring and analysis purposes. Constructing and m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Intellifusion- A System for Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

    SBC: Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC            Topic: 111FH2

    Our goal is to create a demonstrable prototype system at the end of Phase I which fuses IntelliDrive (SM) data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data in a modified NEMA TS2 traffic signal controller within eTEXAS Model for Intersection Traffic to reduce traffic delay at intersections.  Our work will improve the safety of intersections and improve the mobility of traffic through adaptive traffic control which uses data produced by IntelliFusion, the product of our research.   The process of data fusion involves merging data obtained fr

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Transportation
  9. Methods to Unlock PIN/PUK Codes from SIM Cards

    SBC: EWA Government Systems, Inc.            Topic: HSB0112003

    This SBIR Phase I project for subtopic 2 under topic H-SB011.2-003 will develop technology to successfully decrypt SIM cards by acquiring or bypassing personal identity number (PIN) and personal unlocking key (PUK) codes from locked SIM cards. Cellphones and other mobile devices play an increasing role in criminal and terrorist activity. SIM cards lock either with a PIN or PUK that disables direct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Using Automated Abstractions to Classify System States for Software Health Monitoring

    SBC: Aries Design Automation, LLC            Topic: 9040477

    In most critical software systems, a state that is partially visible through values passed across interfaces contains information that could determine the health of the software system, and whether a failure is likely in the future. Some of this information behaves in a continuous fashion, e.g., the available memory or disk space is easily interpreted to monitor system health. Other values are nom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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