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Improved Liveness Testing Techniques for Biometric Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-05-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: F041-123-0350
Amount: $935,238.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-123
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-04-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-10-11
Small Business Information
800 Bradbury SE, Suite 213
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
DUNS: 114866952
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Rowe
 Chief Technology Officer
 (505) 272-7406
Business Contact
 Bob Harbour
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (505) 272-7084
Research Institution

The subject of this proposal is the development of an optical sensor and algorithms for performing fingerprint spoof detection. The goal is to develop a compact, rugged, integrated optical sensor that collects both a conventional fingerprint image as well as a multispectral image of the subsurface skin characteristics. The multispectral image will be processed to ensure that the optical properties match those expected, and thereby confirm that the fingerprint was collected from a real, live, unaltered finger. The collection of both images will occur with a single user action, which has the advantages of greater user convenience, high user throughput, and increased security by having the biometric acquisition and spoof detection occurring on the same skin site at the same point in time. Once developed, the sensor and algorithms will be evaluated for vulnerabilities by an independent testing group. The results of this evaluation will be incorporated into a redesign of the technology that will then be the basis for the final deliverable from this project.

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