Detection of Counterfeit Commodity Goods

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D14PC00160
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-005-0007-II
Amount: $749,977.29
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB013.2-005
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421-3102
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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
In the Phase I program, TIAX LLC developed a detection methodology that was able to measure significant differences between pairs of counterfeit and authentic products in four different product categories. Establishing the proof-of-concept of this technique creates the potential for a new detection methodology that can be utilized at a port of entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify shipments of counterfeit goods. The objective of the Phase II program is to further develop and optimize the detection methodology developed in the Phase I program. In the Phase II program, we will develop a prototype detection system and demonstrate it under field conditions in a U.S. port of entry. When fully developed, the methodology will allow for the rapid and accurate screening of closed containers for counterfeit products. It will be designed to work outdoors in a port environment in extreme weather conditions. The TIAX methodology will use instruments that are rugged, mobile and can be operated by personnel with minimal scientific training.

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