Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back The Biometric Pen and Private Lock Infrastructure (LPI)
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
|Investigator(s)||Odgers, Kenton M.|
|Sponsor||Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center-San Diego (Navy)|
This thesis will focus on a new technology for authentication and verification. Currently, access control methods depend on mechanisms that can either be copied or stolen. From passwords, to ID cards, these forms of authentication and verification are unique only while they remain in possession of the owner. Signature-based authentication and verification however, while not implying the two-dimensional ink on paper, but rather, the method with which a signature is made, is extremely unique and provides a method that cannot feasibly be duplicated or stolen. Thereby, this form of access control can be more beneficial to security issues, which leads to the new idea of Private Lock Infrastructure (PLI).
The objective of this thesis is to test and evaluate the Bio-Pen and its associated LockBox software utilizing the Cooperative Operations and Applied Science & Technology Studies (COASTS) program as a test bed for equipment and ideas, personal and official contacts for requirements definition, research for current tactical/operational standards, and a SPAWAR fellowship for funding.
This thesis will examine a new technology in access control as well as its associated software. The primary objective is to develop a fundamental understanding at the doctrinal, technological, and operations level of how the advances in access control and biometrics can be best utilized in the DoD and Homeland Defense. To accomplish this objective, the Bio-Pen and LockBox software will be tested for use in the field to determine their feasibility for future applications.
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