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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-09-C-00065
Agency Tracking Number: 0812001
Amount: $874,313.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: H-SB08.1-001
Solitcitation Number: FY08.1
Small Business Information
Veridical Research and Design Corporation
211 W. Main - Lower Level, PO Box 6503, Bozeman, MT, 59771-6503
Duns: 058999033
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frank Marchak
 Senior Principal Research Scientist, CEO
 (406) 522-9045
 fmarchak@vradc.com
Business Contact
 Frank Marchak
Title: President
Phone: (406) 522-9045
Email: fmarchak@vradc.com
Research Institution
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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