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Proposal Number: 0811132
Proposal Title: OBSERVE: Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination
Topic Number: H-SB08.1-001
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive
Organization: Veridical Research and Design Corporation
Address: 211 W. Main - Lower Level
PO Box 6503
Bozeman, MT 59771-6503  
Abstract: To support DHS's goals of developing new physiological and behavioral sensor technologies for homeland security operations that determine intent to deceive, Veridical Research and Design Corporation proposes to determine the feasibility of developing a conceptual framework and architecture for an ocular-based method of detecting deception intention. The approach is to empirically derive ocular-based measures of cognitive load and arousal, including pupil diameter, blinks and gaze, and instantiate the findings as a model, called OBSERVE (Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination). The output will be used to define a theoretical framework that will serve to delineate the conceptual architecture of a system called OBSERVER (Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely) that can be employed to non-intrusively assess an individual's intent to deceive.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC0800070
Period of Performance: 07/30/2008 - 02/13/2009
Award/Contract Value: $99,981.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,981.00