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NIST funds public safety communications research

To help modernize public safety communications and operations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded $38.5 million for 33 research and development projects.

The multiyear grants are intended to support the migration of data, video and voice communications from mobile radio to the FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network. The grants also aim to accelerate development of technologies related to indoor location tracking and public safety analytics.

The 33 selected projects span five key technology areas:

  • Mission critical voice (moving from traditional radios to cellular systems)
  • Location-based services (conducting indoor positioning, navigation and mapping)
  • Public safety analytics (handling and exploiting more data)
  • Research and prototyping platforms (enabling low-cost R&D tools)
  • Resilient systems (ensuring systems work in poor conditions)

Awardees are primarily universities, though some state office and private-sector companies were also given grants.  The full list of winners and their projects is online here.

Posted by GCN Staff on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM


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