Automated Entity Classification in Video Using Soft Biometrics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0193
Agency Tracking Number: N081-077-0605
Amount: $98,571.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-077
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Faltemier
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Support
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these problems. Traditionally, biometrics has been an academic problem that has been studied from the perspective of optimal environments (good lighting, cooperative subjects, single-frontal-2D / 3D photographs, etc.) and unlimited time and processing power. In the real world, this is not the case. Today, even the most sophisticated identification algorithms can take up to 10 seconds to accurately identify a single subject due to the massive size of realistic databases (~1 million subjects). In this proposal, we present a variety of methods that will lower identification time by reducing the overall number of “possible subjects” through the use of Indexing and Soft Biometrics. Based on prior published experience in this area, we will evaluate the features that can be best used to categorize individuals into predefined bins (based on gender, skin color, height, weight, anatomical proportions, geometrical facial features, etc). Once identified, these features can be extracted from a video source and entered into a database for later use or can be specified a priori to locate subjects that match the given parameters.

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