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Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00101
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-001-0024-I
Amount: $99,999.37
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB013.2-001
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-09-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-03-19
Small Business Information
8440 Central Avenue Suite 2D
Newark, CA 94560-3453
United States
DUNS: 803066802
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Stetter
 (510) 405-5911
Business Contact
 Melvin Findlay
Title: Director of Product Development
Phone: (510) 405-5911
Research Institution

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.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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