Intelligent Stand-off Psycho-Physiological Indicator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: A121-060-0262
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: A12-060
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, To, CA, -
Duns: 153865951
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ninad Patnekar
 Group Leader
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the Army"s need for human deception detection, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Intelligent Stand-off Psycho-Physiological Indicator (I-SPY) system. The I-SPY multi-sensor system synergistically integrates the sensing of human physiological characteristics with human behavioral traits as unique signatures of stress in individuals with intent to deceive. The key innovation in I-SPY is its novel system design, which is a covert, noncontact, nonintrusive detection of deception. The novel fusion of multiple sensing methodologies significantly reduces the false alarm rate (FAR) and improves the detection probability to 95%. The compact and portable (8 in. x 6-in. x 6-in.; ~10 lb) I-SPY system incorporates commercial off-the-shelf components to reduce failure risk and significantly reduce cost. The covert system operates at a 2-m stand-off distance from the suspect, acquires data unobtrusively and sends it to local computer or PDA via Wi-Fi. In Phase I, POC will conduct a feasibility study to ascertain all possible human signatures that indicate stress, conduct modeling and simulation of the sensing methods, develop detection and estimation algorithms, and build a proof-of-concept prototype. In Phase II, POC will develop a field-worthy TRL 4-5 prototype that will be validated against standards set by National Center for Credibility Assessment.

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