Company Profile

Aware Inc
Profile last edited on: 10/22/2023      CAGE: 3NGJ8      UEI: GZXSNU74BRF6

Business Identifier: Biometrics: advanced imaging software and services
Year Founded
First Award
Latest Award
Program Status
Popularity Index
Is this YOUR Company?
Ensure accuracy and completeness of YOUR Company Profile by completing the brief Survey Instrument attached
Do you know about this Awardees?
Let us encourage you to provide any data which would enhance the completeness of this firm's profile.

Location Information

40 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730
   (781) 276-4000
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 06
County: Middlesex

Public Profile

Early and actively involved in the SBIR program from soon after its founding and continuing after the firm achieved publicly traded status, Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) works in the biometrics space. In 1993, the firm provided COTS biometrics software products since to include the firm having been nvolved with the FBI in the design and optimization of the “WSQ” fingerprint image compression algorithm for the first large-scale fingerprint digitization effort. The firm's products continue to address the range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search using fingerprints, face, and iris, including sample autocapture, image quality assurance, abstraction of capture hardware peripherals, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. Products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including law enforcement, border management, credentialing and access control, and defense and intelligence. In addition, it also provides software engineering services comprising project planning and management; system design; software design, development, customization, configuration, and testing; and software integration and installation. The company sells its software products and services through systems integrators, OEMs, and directly to end user customers in the United States and internationally. Aware, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Extent of SBIR involvement

User Avatar

Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
Revenue Range
VC funded?
Publicly Traded
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2010 2 Navy $3,090,081
Project Title: Aware Proposal for the DoD 2008.3 SBIR Solicitation Topic 08-210
2005 1 Army $100,000
Project Title: Minimalist Short-Range Wearable Network for Soldier Training
2004 2 Army $849,988
Project Title: Personal Area Network for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)
1997 2 Navy $698,664
Project Title: M-Band Acoustic Data Compression
1996 1 Navy $59,682
Project Title: Very Low Bit-Rate Error-Resilient Video

Key People / Management

  Richard P Moberg -- Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-President

  Kevin T Russell -- co-Chief Executive Officer & co-President General Counsel

  Steven P DelMarco

  Richard W DeVaul

  Peter N Heller

  Karl B Jagler

  Wayne M Lawton

  James Maurer

  Edmund Reiter -- former president

  Howard L Resnikoff

  Michael Tzannes

  John Weiss