Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

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


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.

Engineered Building Materials

N10PC20041 0822003
(FY08.2 Phase II)
Spray-on Treatments for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street
Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701-9314


The success of a Phase I research effort has compelled Resodyn Corporation to submit a Phase II proposal based on an engineered materials approach for preventing, or mitigating the damage caused primarily by blast with some application for projectile, and fire damage. The proposed Spray-on Treatments for Engineered Protection (STEP) system allows flexibility in both the design of the coating and the application. Sprayable material systems are proposed that have demonstrated blast, projectile and fire protection potential. The spray-on application capability allows for conformal coatings of complex geometries. The STEP process holds the promise of economical, moderate level blast, projectile, and fire protection for a great number of the Nation`s critical infrastructures.