ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE
KWJ leverages its extensive experience to develop an automatic clandestine currency detection system (CCDS) for screening smuggled money in DHS
real world applications. The ideal such system is equipped with probe (sampling, pre-concentration and detection), sensor array detection system or
analytical instrument combination, analysis hardware and software, and communications components. The proposed CCDS can identify the unique
signature of U.S. banknotes precisely, fast, and, in a non-intrusive manner, and can be deployed and easily used.
Phase I will isolate and identify the ideal the technology for the field detection of concealed money. Further, through the Phase I effort, comprehensive
knowledge regarding the criteria and the optimum technologies for developing a CCDS will be collected and organized within a disciplined evaluation
matrix. This knowledge is valuable for this project and for developing other field screening techniques to complement existing DHS operations.
In Phase I, we will perform a comprehensive survey to identify the best technology and optimum path to develop the CCDS. The exact US currency
signature and the specifications required for detecting bulk currency in confined spaces will be quantified. The optimum technique for building a
CCDS will be selected based on thorough technique survey, KWJ's extensive gas sensing and field analytical experience, and a sound statistical systems
engineering evaluation of the information. A final report includes the optimized path to an innovative CCDS with supporting alpha design
documentation. In Phase II, a prototype of CCDS can be fabricated and tested by KWJ itself or by cooperating with appropriate partners.
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