Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

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


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.

Engineered Building Materials

NBCHC080003 0821190
(FY08.2 Phase I)
Spray on Treatments for Critical Infrastructure Protection

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


Resodyn Corporation has proposed an engineered materials approach for preventing or mitigating the damage caused by blast, projectiles, and fire. The proposed Sprayon 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 sprayon 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 Nations critical infrastructures.