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.
FY 02 Accomplishments:
Designed and administered the Face Recognition Vendor Test 2002. Results
will be used to direct face recognition research and provide input to the
design of the United States Border Entry/Exit System.
Performed an operational evaluation of a long range (25-150 feet) face
recognition system developed under the HumanID Program.
Developed a multi-spectral infrared and visible face recognition system.
Developed a low power millimeter wave radar system for wide field of view
detection and narrow field of view gait classification.
Characterized gait performance from video for human identification at a
FY 03 Plans:
Develop multi-model fusion algorithms for human identification.
Develop algorithms for locating and acquiring subjects out to 150 meters
(500 ft) in range.
Continue the development of the most promising biometric technologies based
upon experimental evaluation performance.
FY 04 Plans:
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
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