Navigation Links
DOD funds tiny cave camera and iris recognition technology for military, homeland security
Date:4/14/2010

ter. The end result a digitally restored image while not super-resolution, approaches optical limit, the researchers say.

The flat sub-imagers can be tiled unobtrusively almost anywhere, from the underside of a small drone to the outside of a soldier's helmet to the walls of a hallway.

The Panoptes architecture is unique in its ability to adapt its field of view to steer to a region of interest, capturing only images of value, Christensen said. That preserves computing power by eliminating uniform allocation of imaging resources, which is wasteful, he said.

Smart-Iris narrows from wide field-of-view to narrow field-of-view

To develop the biometric Smart-Iris, the adaptive resolution of Panoptes will be paired with iris recognition technology.

"It's very challenging to get the resolution with a wide field-of-view camera, but with a zoom camera, it's hard to find the iris because it's like looking through a soda straw," Christensen said.

Iris recognition currently used worldwide by airports, prisons, laboratories, fitness clubs, hotels and other institutions is the most accurate biometric available because no two irises are alike, said Etter, a former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense who leads SMU's Biometrics Engineering Research Group. The technology is challenged, however, by interference when the iris is being scanned, she said. Problems can include glare, eyelashes, eyelids or dim lighting.

With Panoptes, the camera can start with a wide field-of-view at low resolution, find a face, then narrow to the area of interest the iris. At the same time, Smart-Iris will extend the range of iris acquisition. Instead of one person cooperatively standing motionless with their eye pressed to a scanner, Smart-Iris will make it possible for people to pass through a standard doorway, each one getting their iris scanned without so much as even pausing by equipment mounted on walls or door frames. At the
'/>"/>

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Apollo Solar Energy funds new $1.5 million CdTe solar research center at NJIT
2. UF gets almost $15 million in federal funds to build research complex to help older adults
3. Stand Up to Cancer funds high-risk/high-reward cancer research by 13 young scientists
4. NIGMS invests in scientific Grand Opportunities with Recovery Act funds
5. NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials
6. NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to address bisphenol A research gaps
7. Recovery Act funds expand studies of stem cell biology
8. Battling cancer with engineering: NCI funds new $13 million cancer research center led by Cornell
9. Wellcome Trust funds dengue fever research in Leuven
10. Stimulus grant of nearly $9 million to UC San Diego funds big study of young brains
11. NIH funds new phase of high school-university research partnership
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... -- Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ("Elephant Talk" ... Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber ... million for the year ended December 31, 2014 as ... ended December 31, 2013. At the ... multi-year transition away from its legacy landline business to ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to ... Face and Voice Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: ... for the US, Canada , Japan ... , Middle East & Africa ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... -- In the 2014 fiscal year, irs.gov recorded over $100 ... accounts for a fraction of the estimated losses for ... $11 billion globally. The polygraph has traditionally been used ... Investor Mark Saint Juste along with former ... partnered to administer the test in a new way: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 3
... May 1, 2009 Signal Hill, CA ... firm that helps organizations make sustainable transformations, has ... change communication programs required to encourage sustainable behaviors ... , The paper, entitled "A Turning Point in ...
... miss your daily cup of coffee and subsequently ... consumers of coffee and other caffeinated products, caffeine ... feeling less alert, less energetic and experiencing difficulty ... of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ...
... 2009) For the first time, scientists have discovered ... and dissections as well as early onset coronary artery ... led by scientists at The University of Texas Health ... Smooth Muscle Alpha-Actin (ACTA2) Cause Early Onset Coronary Artery ...
Cached Biology News:Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine 2Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases 2Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases 3
(Date:4/16/2015)... ON , April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Bioenterprise Corporation ... its newest office in Charlottetown , ... the Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council for the commercialization ... looking forward to working with PEI ADAPT.  They have ... for more than a decade," explains Dave Smardon ...
(Date:4/16/2015)...  Scientists from Cleave Biosciences will be participating in ... the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015 ... April 19, 2015 from 3:15pm to 5:15pm ET. ... present new in vivo and mechanism of action study ... a critical enzyme that controls various aspects of protein ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. , ... (OTCQX: DMPI) (DelMar and the Company), a biopharmaceutical company ... new orphan drug indications, today announced that the ... a clinical trial site for the ongoing, multicenter Phase ... multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 Modality Solutions, ... systems for highly regulated industries, is pleased to ... a monthly columnist for Cold Chain IQ - ... ). His column titled, Global Cold Chain Connections, ... for today’s life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare supply ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes 2Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 2Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 5Modality Solutions Gary Hutchinson Named Columnist for Cold Chain IQ 2Modality Solutions Gary Hutchinson Named Columnist for Cold Chain IQ 3
... BioPharma Corp. (TSX, FSE: "HBP") today announced that John ... the BioFinance 2009 Investor Conference at 3:00 p.m. EDT ... Toronto. Mr. Docherty will provide an overview of ... its current product development programs, L-DOS47 and Topical Interferon ...
... Medical Corp (TSX: MS), a leading developer in the treatment of multiple ... present at BioFinance 2009 in Toronto., WHEN: Wednesday ... Eaton Centre Hotel (Trinity V room), ... Toronto, ON, About BioFinance ...
... Ltd, announced,today that it has been engaged by ... in,divesting its world class research centre, the IRBM, ... pharmaceutical,transactions experience in the healthcare and investment business ... and biological,discovery centre. IRBM has an outstanding record ...
Cached Biology Technology:Helix BioPharma to Present at the BioFinance 2009 Conference 2BioMS Medical to present at BioFinance 2009 2Merck Engages PharmaVentures to Assist in the Divestment of its Italian Research Centre IRBM 2
... Two-Color RNA Spike-In Kit contains in vitro ... to complementary control probes on Agilents microarrays, ... serve as a positive microarray control in ... This kit is a required component of ...
... human adult normal Mega Western Protein Array ... The Mega Western Protein Arrays are manufactured ... documented tissue sources. A protein sample from ... along with a Protein molecular weight marker ...
... For applications not requiring confocal, the ... alternative to the Pathway 435. And, the ... if later applications require it. ... can elect to use the laser autofocus, ...
fully automated system for the processing of microarrays on microscope slides...
Biology Products: