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Iris Image Quality Tool Suite for Biometric Recognition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D11PC20253
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-005-0005-I
Amount: $99,978.76
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB011.2-005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-04-30
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA 20110-2210
United States
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Faltemier
Business Contact
 Josh Schmidt
Research Institution

Iris recognition is an established and successful biometric technology. It is used in clearing travelers in the UK, for border control in the UAE, and as a
part of Indias Unique ID program. However, there remain significant challenges to be addressed as iris recognition matures into a viable technology
which can successfully handle applications at a national level. One such important issue that the iris biometric community continues to address is the
assessment and determination of iris image quality prior to analysis and enrollment of an individual.
Partnering with domain experts at the West Virginia University and professors from the University of Notre Dame, Progeny Systems proposes to
advance the state of iris quality metrics by developing mathematical models and algorithmic procedures which operate both in the spatial and
frequency domain of segmented iris images. These metrics will be complimented with a number of new iris quality metrics that will be outlined in this
proposal. When combined, the two sets of metrics are expected to provide a means to measure each quality factor listed in IQCE report. We expect that
solutions that we develop will become standard elements of new commercial iris biometric systems.

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