Human Recognition Systems (HRS) will collaborate with BAE Systems to develop 3D facial recognition technology aimed at improving airport security.
The new technology will enable security personnel to identify suspects on CCTV cameras, read their lip and speech patterns, and build up a picture of their behaviour through multiple CCTV camera footage.
HRS is currently working with facial biometric experts OmniPerception by conducting a mass face enrolment trial at the company's headquarters.
The trial includes taking multiple images of the faces of 250 employees from all angles using a revolving platform.
The process will eventually help the 3D face recognition technology to identify known criminals just by the shape of their nose or cheekbone.
The project will be funded by BAE Systems' Investment in Innovation (I3) programme.
Throughout the rest of the year, HRS, OmniPerception and BAE Systems will jointly develop further 3D face technology applications for verification in airports.