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System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240518P0003
Agency Tracking Number: S18A-001-0015
Amount: $149,074.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM18A-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-14
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Larry Pezzaniti
 (256) 562-0087
 Larry.Pezzaniti@PolarisSensor.com
Business Contact
 Michele Banish
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: Michele.Banish@PolarisSensor.com
Research Institution
 Michigan State University
 Dr. Arun Ross
 535 Chestnut Road
East Lansing, MI, 48824
 (517) 353-9731
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop instrumentation and algorithms for acquiring facial features for facial recognition in low- and no-light conditions.We will use cross-spectrum matching by exploiting infrared polarimetric imagery which tends to show features that match more closely visible imagery than conventional infrared.In addition to thermal infrared, we will also test subjects in other parts of the infrared using polarimetric sensors.An assessment of the optimal combination of sensors will be completed and plans for implementing the hardware specifically for a facial recognition system will be prepared for Phase II.

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