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Proposal Number: 0711178
Proposal Title: Portable Acquisition and Search System
Topic Number: H-SB07.1-004
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Mobile Biometrics Screening
Organization: International Biometric Group
Address: One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004-1405  
Abstract: IBG proposes design and development of a "Portable Acquisition and Search System" that substantially improves the state of the art in mobile biometric screening devices. Alternatives analysis will focus on the following: - Design alternatives that improve device usability and ergonomics for operators with limited training. - Improved hardware and software configurability and customizability, including thresholds, capture logic, overrides, and security settings, quality, and matching. - Standards-based, interoperable data collection and encoding techniques for biometric and biographic data collection, formatting, encoding, and transmission to FBI, DoD, DHS, and other USG databases. - Alternatives that improve image quality in suboptimal environments, such as when exposed to direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, or moisture. - Functionality beyond biometric data collection such as GPS, document scanning, and text-based searching. - Cost-effective and high-powered platforms (OS and processor) for multimodal mobile prototype device implementation. - Maximizing storage capacity and processing speed to provide real-time large-scale searching. - Production of lower-cost devices than currently possible in the market. This will include research into low-cost alternatives in biometric and non-biometric hardware, software, and fabrication. Commercial applications include border security and management, critical infrastructure protection, ID management systems, and global war on terror (GWOT) applications.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC080009
Period of Performance: 10/22/2007 - 05/07/2008
Award/Contract Value: $99,500.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,500.00