posted on Nov, 22 2002 @ 07:09 AM
Human ID at a Distance (HumanID)
Program Manager: Dr. Jonathon Phillips
The goal of the Human Identification at a Distance (HumanID) program is to develop automated biometric identification technologies to detect,
recognize and identify humans at great distances. These technologies will provide critical early warning support for force protection and homeland
defense against terrorist, criminal, and other human-based threats, and will prevent or decrease the success rate of such attacks against DoD
operational facilities and installations. Methods for fusing biometric technologies into advanced human identification systems will be developed to
enable faster, more accurate and unconstrained identification of humans at significant standoff distances.
HumanID program has developed a pilot force protection system for standoff human identification in outdoor operational DoD settings, and has performed
preliminary assessments of current and future technologies. HumanID will determine the critical factors that affect performance of biometric
components, and identify the limits of range, accuracy, and reliability. The program will also conduct multi-modal fusion experiments and performance
evaluations, and will demonstrate advanced human recognition capabilities in multiple force protection and/or homeland defense environments.
Develop and demonstrate a human identification system that operates out to 150 meters (500 ft.) using visible imagery.
Fuse face and gait recognition into a 24/7 human identification system.
Perform an operational evaluation of a multi-model human identification system.