U.S. Air Force awards IDenTV research contract for facial biometrics and video analytics

Computer vision company IDenTV has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract under the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX program to provide facial recognition, object detection and other advanced video analytics through its VideoJuicer platform.

The 15-month contract is sponsored by the Twenty-Fifth Air Force, which is the organization’s primary intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance group, according to the announcement. The contract follows a successful feasibility study in Phase I. IDenTV will work with RAZ Logic to adapt VideoJuicer to meet Air Force requirements and integrate it with the U.S. Intelligence Services’ Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment. In addition to facial biometrics and detection of objects, weapons, and activities, the project aims to deliver highly accurate automatic speech recognition and machine translation and transcription, to enable Twenty-Fifth Air Force analysts to produce actionable insights from enormous volumes of data, and expedite intelligence sharing.

“Such a highly innovative technology as computer vision holds great promise for strengthening national security, providing the unprecedented ability to quickly and accurately extract and analyze large volumes of digitized images and sounds,” comments IDenTV Federal Project Manager Nikki Maquindang. “We’re thrilled that the Twenty-Fifth Air Force has chosen VideoJuicer for further research on how this leading-edge technology can support its critical intelligence mission.”

Facial recognition for base access control is also among the technologies chosen as finalist in the U.S. Air Force’s “innovation rodeo” earlier this year.

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