A Compact, Tamper-Resistant, Portable Fingerprint Scanner

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: SB1341-12-SE-0593
Agency Tracking Number: 026-77-2012
Amount: $89,918.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1288 Hammerwood Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089-
DUNS: 194860156
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Waldern
 (650) 793-2695
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Research Institution
With the growing demand for more efficient fingerprinting techniques, live scans are rapidly displacing traditional ink-based methods. Despite improvements in detector and processing technology for capturing and digitizing fingerprints, current equipment falls well short of NIST’s goal of a small, tamper-resistant, battery-powered, handheld scanner. Incumbent equipment suppliers have little commercial incentive to lead the introduction of low-cost portable devices that can be widely deployed. In response to this need, SBG Labs is pleased to announce an innovative portable scanner based on proprietary holographic technology. Our solution features a compact, high-resolution scanner integrated with a smart, hardware data encrypted, GPS enabled tablet. It can rapidly capture multi-fingerprint images which are fully compliant with FBI standards. In Phase 1, we propose to implement a NIST-compliant protocol for wirelessly communicating with and controlling the operation of our biometric device. This work will leverage several parallel, separately –funded technology development efforts.

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