SBIR Phase I: A Secure Biometric Personal Authentication System

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0539666
Agency Tracking Number:
0539666
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lumenware LLC
4241 Watertrace Drive, Lexington, KY, 40515
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles Martin
Mr
(859) 433-3169
andy@lumenware.com
Business Contact:
William Seales
Mr
(859) 257-3063
seales@dcs.uky.edu
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will bring together research in biometrics and information systems by developing new techniques that learn and then continuously monitor a user's biometric features locally, freeing the information system from the task of managing identities or participating in the biometric authentication process. Combined with inexpensive methods for monitoring proximity and with strong encryption technology, the complete approach will enable more accurate and secure identification of when access should be enabled or disabled. The proposed research has the potential to substantially change computer access and authorization procedures across a wide range of application areas including healthcare, banking, law enforcement, government services, etc. If applied to network services, the proposed technology can have a significant impact on the growing problem of identity theft, making it easier for companies to protect against unauthorized access to their services and information.

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