TheÂ Department of Homeland Security’sÂ Science and Technology Directorate has unveiled the champion of a global $1.55M competition onÂ opioid detection technology.
IDSS, winner of theÂ Opioid Detection Challenge, will receive a $500K grand prize for itsÂ IDSS Detect 1000 scanner tool, DHS said Thursday.
IDSS Detect 1000 usesÂ 3D X-ray computed tomography andÂ automated algorithms to detect an item’s abnormalities based on physical features.
One Resonance is the competition’s runner-up and will receive $250K for theÂ QROD system, a tool that detectsÂ materials viaÂ radio frequency signals.
âThrough this combined effort to address the trafficking of opioids, S&T, our federal partners, and the private sector have produced technology solutions that will better protect the American people from the effects of this devastating crisis,” saidÂ William Bryan, acting undersecretary forÂ science and technology at DHS.
A panel of judges from a range of security of industrial fields determined the competition’s winners based on a set of criteria.