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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB08.1-001
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

HSHQDC0800070 0811132
(FY08.1 Phase I)
OBSERVE: Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination

Veridical Research and Design Corporation
211 W. Main - Lower Level
PO Box 6503
Bozeman, MT 59771-6503

07/30/2008
to
02/13/2009
$99,981.00

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.

H-SB08.1-001
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

HSHQDC-09-C-00065 0812001
(FY08.1 Phase II)
OBSERVER : Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely

Veridical Research and Design Corporation
211 W. Main - Lower Level
PO Box 6503
Bozeman, MT 59771-6503

04/21/2009
to
04/15/2011
$874,313.00

Veridical Research and Design Corporation proposes to deliver a prototype of the OBSERVER (Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely) Malintent Detection system capable of non-intrusively assessing an individual`s intent-to-deceive using ocular-based measures. Work under Phase II will develop a prototype application that supports (a) the extension of the basic OBSERVE model developed under Phase I to determine the effects of including visual stimuli during questioning, (b) the development and validation of the OBSERVER prototype using live interrogators, and (c) the extension of the prototype to examine the contribution of measurements of participant visual attention to items in the examination environment. The resulting system will function in a stand-alone configuration and will also be capable of integration as a component of a multiple sensor suite. The ability to automate aspects of the screening process is crucial given the large number of individuals that must be evaluated. In addition to supporting DHS`s goals of developing new physiological and behavioral sensor technologies for homeland security operations that determine malintent, OBSERVER will be of immediate utility for screening individuals in situations where detection of potential malicious intent is required in government, military and civilian sectors.