Advanced Tactical Facial Recognition at a Distance Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-17-P-0041
Agency Tracking Number: S163-003-0135
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM163-003
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-06
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334, Albuquerque, NM, 87119
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Dolash
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 244-1222
 tom.dolash@tautechnologies.com
Business Contact
 J. Kelly
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Email: jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Tau Technologies leads a team with proven experience in applying technology to solve real world challenges. Our program manager was the Principal Investigator at Battelle Memorial Institute on a project that successfully developed and demonstrated a 300-meter range, man-portable facial recognition system for SOCOM. This proposal will incorporate newer technology and algorithms to improve accuracy, reduce size and weight and extend the range of the previous system by a factor of three (1000 meters). Tau has the capability to provide physics based computer modeling to conduct a thorough technology feasibility study, including an analysis of the critical technical factors, constraints, and relationships affecting long-range facial recognition performance, with a top-level integrated system design. Lessons learned on previous similar work will allow us to optimize the physics constraints, such as sensor wave length, optics size, stabilization and configuration, illumination and atmospheric compensation. Working with Dr. Boult at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), who has extensive experience in long-range facial recognition algorithms and approaches, we will incorporate and evaluate the newest methods with state of the art computing technology. We will work with Battelle, who has extensive experience in integrating, packaging and fielding solutions for the Special Operations community.

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