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- Department of Commerce Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.
We have earned six U.S. Department of Commerce Medal Awards for the performance of applied engineering and research to advance public safety communications interoperability.
We are implementing a Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network to provide a multi-vendor environment for early systems deployment and evaluation.
- Fire, police, and emergency medical services personnel in discussion at an incident.
We work with emergency responders, vendors, carriers, and academia to understand how the broadband systems function and meet user needs.
- Image capture of a CDVL fire video.
We are working with firefighters to conduct subjective listening experiments to understand how background noise affects voice communications.
- Firefighter wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask in thick smoke.
We identified immediate behavioral, procedural, and technical steps agencies can take to avoid or minimize emergency response background noise.
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Through the use of advanced communication technologies, the public safety community can more effectively carry out their vital mission to protect lives and property – from day-to-day operations to large events and emergencies.
To fulfill this vision, the PSCR program acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory for the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of only the most critical public safety communication technologies.
SponsorsPSCR engineering and research is sponsored by:
Department of Homeland Security’s Office for
Interoperability and Compatibility (DHS S&T OIC)
First Responder Network Authority
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
PSCR is looking for candidates with a passion for public safety communications that thrive in a challenging yet exciting work environment.
Learn more about our career opportunities.