Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range (BRIAR)

BRIAR logo The BRIAR Program aims to develop software algorithm-based systems capable of performing whole-body (WB) biometric identification at long-range and from elevated platforms. Many Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies require the ability to identify or recognize individuals under challenging scenarios, such as at long-range (e.g., 300+ meters), through atmospheric turbulence, or from elevated and/or aerial sensor platforms (e.g., ≥20° sensor view angle from watch towers or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)). Expanding the range of conditions in which accurate and reliable biometric-based identification could be performed would greatly improve the number of addressable missions, types of platforms and sensors from which biometrics can be reliably used, and quality of outcomes and decisions.

Contracting Office Address

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Washington, DC 20511

Primary Point of Contact

Lars Ericson
Program Manager

Solicitation Status: OPEN


Proposers' Day Date: October 7, 2020

BAA Release Date: December 10, 2020

Proposal Due Date: February 10, 2021

Additional Information

Program Description


Proposers' Day Briefings

BRIAR Proposers' Day Briefing

Teaming Information

Teaming Information Spreadsheet

Capabilities Documents

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