OBSERVER : Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$874,313.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HSHQDC-09-C-00065
Award Id:
83680
Agency Tracking Number:
0812001
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB08.1-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
211 W. Main - Lower Level, PO Box 6503, Bozeman, MT, 59771
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
058999033
Principal Investigator:
Frank Marchak
President
(406) 522-9045
fmarchak@vradc.com
Business Contact:
Frank Marchak
(406) 522-9045
fmarchak@vradc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract

Veridical Research and Design Corporation proposes to deliver a prototype of the OBSERVER (Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely) Malintent Detection system capable of non-intrusively assessing an individual's intent-to-deceive using ocular-based measures. Work under Phase II will develop a prototype application that supports (a) the extension of the basic OBSERVE model developed under Phase I to determine the effects of including visual stimuli during questioning, (b) the development and validation of the OBSERVER prototype using live interrogators, and (c) the extension of the prototype to examine the contribution of measurements of participant visual attention to items in the examination environment. The resulting system will function in a stand-alone configuration and will also be capable of integration as a component of a multiple sensor suite. The ability to automate aspects of the screening process is crucial given the large number of individuals that must be evaluated. In addition to supporting DHS's goals of developing new physiological and behavioral sensor technologies for homeland security operations that determine malintent, OBSERVER will be of immediate utility for screening individuals in situations where detection of potential malicious intent is required in government, military and civilian sectors.

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