Detection of Counterfeit Commodity Goods

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Amount:
$99,944.44
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HSHQDC-13-C-00114
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00032
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-005-0007-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB013.2-005
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421-3102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator
 John Martin
 Principal/Principal Investigator
 (781) 879-1278
 martin.john@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The program will provide methods for detection of counterfeit consumer goods along the entire supply chain. In Phase I, key stakeholders in federal agencies will share their knowledge and describe the critical requirements necessary for successful detection techniques. An inventory of high impact authentic/counterfeit products and materials will be generated. Using TIAX's Macro to Micro Assessment Methodology, an assessment will be made to determine if laboratory analytical techniques can (1) detect inferior materials in counterfeit products and (2) identify and measure differences between visually identical authentic and counterfeit products. A survey will identify and critique existing standard sensing technologies that have potential for use as detection tools in the field. The findings from Phase I will be used to design the Phase II program which will demonstrate the feasibility of detecting counterfeit products/materials. The demonstration will be in a laboratory setting but will use existing commercial detection technologies identified in Phase I. In the Phase III program, the successful detection technologies will be transitioned to field deployable systems. Solutions for detection of counterfeit goods will first be marketed and sold for use by various agencies of the Federal Government. These include the U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Custom and Border Protection. Development of commercial applications is a logical next step and it is anticipated that the developed detection technology will migrate directly to industrial applications such as quality control and product development.

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