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Detector for Smuggled Currency

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Department of Homeland Security
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2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Lattice Government Services, Inc.
2411 Dulles Corner Park Suite 220 Herndon, VA 20171-1645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Detector for Smuggled Currency
Agency: DHS
Contract: D11PC20008
Award Amount: $99,924.33


As U.S. financial institutions continue to improve legislation that reduces money laundering, criminals with large quantities of cash have shifted their focus to bulk currency smuggling, making deposits in foreign banks. Current DHS and law enforcement technologies catch only a fraction of the currency passing through the ports and borders. To date, a dedicated currency detector has never been developed. Lattice Government Services (LGS) will work with the University of Washington to define requirements and a Concept of Operations, research gaseous chemical detection, and physical spectral/magnetic detection technologies, and down select ideal systems. An open architecture reporting system based on the LGS SensorView and OneVoice platforms will be designed, along with an integration plan, and simulation of the proposed system with a Basic Operator Interface. This simulation will be delivered along with a Technology Roadmap and the Final Report. The new portable and concealable detector will identify the chemical odor and unique physical attributes of U.S. and Canadian dollars as well as Euros in hidden locations on individuals, in luggage, in vehicles, and in shipping containers. In addition to DHS and law enforcement, this technology is of interest in cash heavy industries like casinos for directed marketing purposes.  

Principal Investigator:

Dan Reuben
(301) 580-9127

Business Contact:

Yarry D. Fine
(619) 933-4929
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lattice Government Services, Inc.
2411 Dulles Corner Park Suite 220 Herndon, VA 20171-1645

EIN/Tax ID: 541622668
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No