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Biometrics Technologies Program

Biometrics Acquisition Device Experience

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  Image: Award for the TBCMS development effort.
 

U.S. Navy award presented to SwRI for the TBCMS development effort

Biometrics acquisition device experience at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) includes:

Tactical Biometrics Collection and Matching System (TBCMS)

The U.S. Navy approached SwRI with a need to reduce the size, weight, and complexity of the biometrics collection kit it was using for vessel-boarding search-and-seizure operations. Within 11 months, SwRI developed, MIL-STD tested, and delivered the TBCMS. The enrolled biometrics can be immediately crosschecked with a watch list to identify persons of interest.

 

The TBCMS development team received a 2007 Naval Surface Warfare Center Technology-to-Sea Excellence Award for "outstanding technical or scientific merit relevant to the mission and thrusts of the Center."

 

 

Image: SwRI-developed TBCMS collects single finger prints, iris scans, mug shots, and personal identification documents. An off-the-shelf slap fingerprint scanner was included to expedite acquisition and to capture rolled-prints.   Image: U.S. Navy vessel-boarding search-and-seizure teams need to enroll crew biometrics and check for matches with persons of interest.

The TBCMS collects single fingerprints, iris scans, mug shots, and personal identification documents. An off-the-shelf slap fingerprint scanner was included to expedite acquisition and to capture rolled-prints.

 

U.S. Navy vessel-boarding search-and-seizure teams need to enroll crew biometrics and check for matches with persons of interest. 

 

Small, Modular, Multi-Modal System Development

For the U.S. Marines, SwRI engineers developed a modular, bolt-on, multi-modal biometrics collection and matching system for check-point security. The system includes a rugged, ultra-mobile PC that has all the functionality of TBCMS in a package half the size and weight. It has ports that enable attachment of:

  • A slap fingerprint scanner

  • A monitor

  • The Ethernet

SwRI’s in-house environmental test lab subjected the system to environmental (MIL-STD 810) and electromagnetic compatibility (MIL-STD 461) tests.

 

Image: Multi-modal biometrics collection module developed for the Marines. The integrated device weighs less than five lbs.   Image: User interface of the biometrics collection system. A fingerprint enrollment is shown on the touch screen.

A multi-modal biometrics collection module was developed for the U.S. Marines. The integrated device weighs less than five pounds.

 

The user interface of the hand-held biometrics collection system. A fingerprint enrollment is shown on the touch screen.

 

  Image: The workstation captures fingerprints, seven iris scans, and mug shots, which are then transmitted to the BTF repository.
 

The workstation captures fingerprints, iris scans, and mug shots, which are then transmitted to a central repository.

Biometrics Enrollment Stations

Under the direction of the U.S. Navy client, SwRI  assisted in delivering biometrics enrollment stations to military bases across the country. SwRI developed both hardware and software to extend the root identity of government employees when they update or enroll their Common Access Card (CAC). The enhanced biometric data will be used at government facilities to improve access security.

 

For more information about our biometrics acquisition device experience, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Errol Brigance at ebrigance@swri.org or (210) 522-5071.

 

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Contact Information

Errol Brigance

Biometrics Technologies Program

(210) 522-5071

ebrigance@swri.org

biometrics.swri.org

Related Terminology

biometrics technologies

biometrics acquisition device

tactical biometrics

multi-modal biometrics

check-point security

biometric data

littoral operations

Technology-to-Sea Award

border security

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August 07, 2014