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Proposal Number: 0812001
Proposal Title: OBSERVER : Ocular-Based Screening Evaluation and Real-time Verification Examination Remotely
Topic Number: H-SB08.1-001
Phase: Phase II
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: 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.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-09-C-00065
Period of Performance: 04/21/2009 - 04/15/2011
Award/Contract Value: $874,313.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $874,313.00