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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017-H-SB015.1-002-0009-I
Proposal Title: Disposable Electronic Bolt Seal
Topic Number: H-SB015.1-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Low-cost, Disposable, Tamper-Proof Bolt Seal
Organization: Hi-G-Tek, Inc.
Address: 1 Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850-9999  
Abstract: Purpose of Work The proposed work will provide the government with a clear roadmap for the large-scale production of a small, low-cost, ISO-17712 compliant Disposable Electronic Bolt Seal (DEBS) which can electronically monitor and secure containers throughout the entire supply chain. The DEBS seal will detect and report open, close and tamper events to approved monitoring systems. DEBS unique electronic ID and security measures will prevent cutting, duplication, replacement and other attacks commonly used to defeat mechanical bolt seals. The DEBS seal will operate like a disposable bolt seal and its use will not require changes to the workflow of Government Officers or other workers that will use it. The low-price point (less than 15USD) and maintenance-free design will allow the DEBS seal to be deployed across all containers and not just high value cargo. The DEBS seal will streamline seal-use-protocols allowing the government to better utilize Officers and other resources. The proposed work includes the complete design of the DEBS assembly. Findings or Results The proposed work will identify the costs, feasibility and risks associated with producing the DEBS seal including the WACT custom integrated circuit designed by Hi-G-Tek. Full production files for the DEBS mechanical assembly are included. Potential Commercial Applications The global market for the DEBS seal is more than 100 million seals per year. All containers currently using ISO-17712 mechanical bolts seals are potential users. The government, APM/Maersk and other global shippers are potential customers. The low price point and ease of use will drive adoption.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-15-C-00013
Period of Performance: 05/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
Award/Contract Value: $99,999.61
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,999.61