FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION: PERSONNEL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE FOR ENTRY ACCESS CONTROL (PIDEAC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1043
Agency Tracking Number:
1043
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 478, Kings Yard, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles Colbert, Ph.d.
(513) 767-7975
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY OF ACHIEVING PERSONNEL ENTRY ACCESS CONTROL BY IDENTIFYING A PROFILE PATTERN GENERATED FROM TV IMAGES OF TEN FINGERS, EACH SCANNED TRANSVERSELY IN ABOUT 80 SLICES FROM TIP TO KNUCKLE. THE 80 WIDTHS DESCRIBING THE SHAPE OF EACH FINGER ARE AUTOMATICALLY MEASURED, FORMING 10 INDIVIDUAL "WIDTH PROFILES." IN 1980-81, USING X-RAY IMAGES OF FINGER BONES, WE DEVELOPED THE BASIC PROFILE MATCHING PRINCIPLES UNDER A NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/AIR FORCE RESEARCH PROJECT. WE IDENTIFIED THE CORRECT PERSON TO APPLY THIS METHOD TO FLESH-COVERED FINGERS IMAGED BY A TV CAMERA, AND TO DEMONSTRATE AN ERROR RATE SO LOW AS TO PRECLUDE ADMISSION OF AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON PRESENTING A FAKED OR STOLEN I.D. CARD. CONTINUAL UPDATING IS ACCOMPLISHED BY REPLACING THE PRE VIOUSLY STORED PROFILE WITH THE MOST RECENTLY ACCEPTED PROFILE. THERE IS NO NEED TO STORE ACTUAL IMAGES, ONLY TEN STRINGS OF 10-BIT NUMBERS, WHICH COULD BE MAGNETICALLY RECORDED ON THE BEARER'S I.D. CARD. MATCH COMPUTATION TIME WITH A HARD-WIRED MICOCHIP PROGRAM SHOULD BE A MATTER OF SECONDS.

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