Portable, Low-Cost Approach for Identification Based on Individual Scent (IBIS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,520.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-12-C-A005
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4843
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-087
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013475129
Principal Investigator:
Richard Fink
Executive VP
(512) 339-5020
dfink@appliednanotech.net
Business Contact:
Jacque Soptick
Controller
(512) 339-5020
jsoptick@appliednanotech.net
Research Institute:
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Abstract
Uniquely identifying an individual based on biometric information can currently be performed by using fingerprints, facial images and eye scans. These techniques frequently require the cooperation or at a minimum the acknowledgement from an individual that information is being gathered from them. An urgent need arises for non-cooperative surreptitious biometric collection tools. Such a biometric that can be collected from a distance (space and time) is an individual"s scent. For individual identification, one needs to look at the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the scent that reflect the individual"s gene expression. The Phase I effort established an initial list VOCs that are known to be genetically regulated, established concentration levels to sensed, formulated an algorithm to uniquely identify an individual and demonstrated feasibility that a gas chromatograph coupled with a differential mobility spectrometer (GC/DMS) can provide the needed selectivity and sensitivity in a small, robust and relatively inexpensive package. The Phase 2 effort will produce algorithm software to uniquely identify an individual based on their genetically controlled VOCs as measured on a GC/DMS tool. We will design a study to verify and validate these algorithms. We will construct two GC/DMS prototypes demonstrating improved state-of-the-art of IBIS technology.

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