Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$412,181.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91QUZ-11-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4182
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-011
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Nathanael Kim
Director, Electroacoustic
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Responding to Army needs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection (BISBIC) system for multimodal biometric capture. It is based on our innovative nonoptical zoom with wide-field-of-view (FOV) and ultrasuperpixel technologies, providing 0.1 mm resolution at standoff distances up to 100 m. The BISBIC system can capture iris and face images on the superpixel array over a FOV of 90 degrees (H) x 12 degrees (V), without scanning delay. In Phase I, we have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the BISBIC technology by designing, building, and testing three different types of functional bench-top prototypes, with an analysis of performance and assessment of technical risk. In addition, we developed image processing software for wide FOV and motion detection for autonomous moving target detection with instant electronic zooming on biometric features. In Phase II we will advance the design to a fully functional BISBIC prototype for standoff capture of facial features at up to 100 m and irises at less than or equal to 30 m, evaluating simultaneous biometric signatures of at least ten subjects every 30 s over a 90 degrees FOV. The prototype, with an open architecture compliant to EBTS/ANSI format, will be tested under representative operating environments.

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