experts from Lockheed Martin and Animetrics
are on the verge of creating partial, two-dimensional images of
out from computer screens which contain three-dimensional
suspects is difficult for security
teams who depend on camera's that only capture side-view's
or part's of a person's face, and can sometimes be too dark or
blurry. With 3-D modeling, this will no longer be a problem.
Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and is involved in the
design, research, development, integration, manufacture and
sustainment of advanced technological systems. Animetrics, which is
headquartered in Conway, New Hampshire, is a head developer of
"cloud-based web service facial search and retrieval
applications" through the use of patented 2-D to 3-D technology.
Together, they're starting to develop systems capable providing 3-D
images of suspects from security camera's.
Martin's experience in facial recognition software already deployed
in today's field, together with Animetrics' 3-D modeling will greatly
assist in our customer's ability to solve facial
said Bob Eastman, vice president of Information Systems for Lockheed
operators will use a facial image comparison tool to scan results
submitted by the automated facial-recognition tools, allowing them to
eliminate and match images of suspects.
is an important step in advancing biometric and facial-recognition
technology," said Eastman. "In the future, we hope to
develop technologies that will not only model existing pictures in
3-D, but also collect images in 3-D."
that's not all Lockheed Martin is doing to further the efficiency of
security systems. Along with ZyGEM
Corp., Lockheed Martin has developed a new
DNA analysis system called RapI.D.,which
is basically an entire laboratory on a single chip that quickens the
DNA identification process.
law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities face a
significant challenge in how quickly they can confirm an individual's
identity," said John Mears, director of Lockheed Martin
Biometric Solutions. "Our goal with the RapI.D. sample-to-answer
DNA analysis device is to transform today's DNA
identification process from one that takes a great deal of
training, sophisticated equipment and and days or weeks to complete,
into an affordable, on-site process that takes less than an hour."
the use of more accurate facial recognition systems and faster DNA
identification processes, law enforcement will be able to pinpoint
suspects quickly and efficiently, enhancing overall security.