3-D Facial Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-07-P-0071
Agency Tracking Number: S071-004-0058
Amount: $99,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM07-004
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
5568 General Washington Drive, Suite A-200, Alexandria, VA, 22312
DUNS: 185564437
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Sebastian
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 333-6359
 richard_sebastian@digitalsignalcorp
Business Contact
 Richard Sebastian
Title: President
Phone: (703) 333-6359
Email: richard_sebastian@digitalsignalcorp
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) will adapt its current operational Bio-LIDAR 3D face imaging system to SOCOM’s application set and 100 Meter range requirements. The Bio-LIDAR is a highly evolved extension of an industrial metrology lidar that produces eye-safe precision 3D measurements at 60 meters. The Bio-LIDAR can monitor heartbeat, breathing and audio biological signals. During Phase I DSC will demonstrate a 3D Facial Imaging System that identifies uncooperative subjects against either 2D or 3D imagery databases at ranges up to 100 meters. The Phase I system will first detect faces in a scene then track, image and identify the faces of interest. DSC will fund parallel design efforts for miniaturization and ruggedization of the optics and the electronics subsystems, focusing on SOCOM requirements for size, weight, power and unit cost. The Phase I efforts will facilitate a low risk Phase II prototype development suitable for SOCOM field trials and evaluations. DSC’s team includes Honeywell International and the University of Houston (UH). Honeywell brings its integrated face and iris security system experience, biometrics database and networking technologies, and manufacturing and marketing capabilities. UH brings the 3D FRS technology that is currently number 1 in the NIST 3D FRS Grand Challenge.

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