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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-005-0007-II
Proposal Title: Detection of Counterfeit Commodity Goods
Topic Number: H-SB013.2-005
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Commodity Goods Counterfeit Detection
Organization: TIAX LLC
Address: 35 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421-3102  
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.
Award/Contract Number: D14PC00160
Period of Performance: 08/01/2014 - 08/15/2016
Award/Contract Value: $749,977.29
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,977.29