Advanced Algorithms and Architecture for Multimoda

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C001
Agency Tracking Number: A092-075-0691
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: A09-075
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Duns: 054672662
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Wilkerson
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
Identity management (IdM) problems arise in many applications, but the accuracy and reliability of IdM technologies in the military and homeland security domains are of the utmost importance. Numerous technologies exist to exploit biometrics for IdM, but such technologies are limited in the number of features they exploit and in their robustness to data issues such as missing, overlapping or spoofed data. Toyon proposes to research and develop an architecture and associated algorithms for multimodal biometric and contextual data fusion across multiple data repositories in a network centric environment. Toyon’s proposed approach provides automated repository searching and identity estimation in a feedback control architecture. The automated search capability will be tightly coupled with the identity estimation algorithms to optimize the collection of data available to identify the person of interest (POI). Toyon will develop and employ a Bayesian Network algorithm for identity estimation along with techniques to automatically detect and rectify data inconsistencies such as identity spoofing and unintentional data entry errors. The overall architecture and algorithms will be flexible to the number and heterogeneity of the available data repositories thereby enabling an enterprise-level solution.

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