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Biometric Liveness Authentication Development Environment (BLADE) - Live Check

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-05-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number: F041-123-1478
Amount: $749,112.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-123
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-04-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-04-07
Small Business Information
17 Main Street, Suite 237
Cortland, NY 13045
United States
DUNS: 010302748
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chester Hosmer, Jr.
 President & CEO
 (607) 756-6086
Business Contact
 Janet Hosmer
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (607) 756-6086
Research Institution

Biometric technologies have advanced rapidly over the past few years and are increasing steadily in popularity and deployment. In particular, fingerprint biometrics are being integrated to protect our nations critical infrastructure. Public and private industries, along with government agencies, are rapidly implementing biometric identification as part of their overall security policy. The International Biometrics Group projects that fingerprint revenues will grow from $198 million in 2003 to $1.493 billion in 2008, compromising 32% of the entire biometrics market. The objective of this Phase II effort is to develop fingerprint biometric liveness detection software that provides detection against potential attacks targeting our nation’s biometric infrastructure. This software will be directly integrated into the current install-base via driver updates by the manufacturers and bundled with the newest deployments.. Specifically, during Phase II we will expand the scope, depth and breadth of the validation checks currently being employed by the Phase I Biometric Liveness Authentication Development Environment, (BLADE) Proof of Concept. We will also integrate the resulting technology into multiple Identix biometric fingerprint technologies to demonstrate the ease with which the install base can be updated and new devices can be introduced..

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