Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is soliciting proposals to design and build a portable prototype Chemical Fingerprint Identification Systems (CFIS) that can identify trace levels of exogenous materials contained within fingerprints.
The goal of CFIS is to improve the capability to non-invasively, non-destructively collect fingerprints from potential target materials (or directly) and sequentially identify chemical materials that may be present. This is to directly link the fingerprint sample to the individual and detect possible threat related materials found on the persons’ residual biometric.
Phase I of the effort will be for prototype design. Up to two awards will be made and each contractor will have six months to design and detail a functional CFIS unit. The Phase II build option will be awarded upon government review and selection from the prototype designs.
System requirements include man-portability; 20-min time-to-result; the ability to capture a bright field image (photograph) of the entire examined sample at a level of 1000 dpi or greater; and the ability to locate, detect, and identify exogenous materials found within the minutiae and ridges of a fingerprint sample.
Proposals must be submitted by May 1, 2014. Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W911SR14R0003.