Fairmont, WV – Athena is pleased to announce its selection for the award of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project A20.1-073, Every Camera a Biometric Checkpoint. This Phase 1 SBIR is sponsored by the project management office of defense biometrics (PM DoD Biometrics). The state of West Virginia is also contributing matching funds. Athena’s research seeks to develop edge devices that will perform facial detection, tracking, and identification and matching of faces contained in a video stream from commodity video cameras (fixed and mobile).
“We are pleased to be selected for this highly-competitive award and continue our research and development efforts in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning within the field of biometrics”, according to CEO Dan McCaugherty.
“We understand the objectives of the SBIR program and are looking forward to delivering high-quality leading edge research and playing a role in the advancement of U.S. small businesses in the high-tech commercial marketplace.”