Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network
With sponsorship from NIST, NTIA, and DHS/OIC, the PSCR program—a joint effort between NIST/CTL and NTIA/ITS—has built a 700-MHz Band 14 PSBB Demonstration Network it operates to provide manufacturers and first responders a location for early deployment of their systems in a multi-vendor, neutral, host environment.
PSCR’s PSBB Demonstration Network provides a central and independent test bed/laboratory to help public safety understand 3GPP Band 14 LTE. Our Demonstration Network offers an objective forum for public safety to test and verify new capabilities.
Once a stakeholder’s CRADA has been executed (information here), the Demonstration Network has three major stages for stakeholder participation.
|1||Create Network Test Plans — With stakeholder input, PSCR creates common test plans for all vendors and a common network deployment and coverage scheme.||Phase 1 test plans have been developed for Macro Cell and Small Cell basic functionality. Phase 2 test plans are on indefinite hold.|
|2||Deploy Network Equipment — 1) Equipment is scheduled for delivery to site locations. 2) Coverage, network planning, site preparation is completed. 3) Systems are installed and commissioned.||Stage 2 has been completed by several vendors.|
|3||Execute Network Test Plans and Demonstrate Network — Test plan execution takes place. This may be staggered into sub-phases as equipment and features become available. Network is available to perform system level testing and demonstrations.||Stage 3 has been completed by several vendors.|
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Receive updates on testing and events communicating progress for the Demonstration Network we are hosting to provide manufacturers a location (view a Google Earth flyover) for early deployment and evaluation of their systems in a multi-vendor environment.
✔ Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network Testing
✔ Network Identifier Guidelines Posted for the Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband Demonstration Network
» The PSCR program has posted network identifier guidelines with the intent of replicating the network identifier architecture required for a nationwide public safety network.
✔ Demonstration Network Stakeholder Meetings
» 2010 – 2014 — Highlights, agenda, acronyms, and slide decks.
✔ National Broadband Plan and the Demonstration Network
» March 16, 2010 — The National Broadband Plan calls for ERIC to collaborate with PSCR on research, development, testing, evaluation, and standards with both the public safety community and industry.
✔ Google Earth Flyover of the Demonstration Network
» Watch a Google Earth flyover of the demonstration network.
✔ Formal Participation Information for the Demonstration Network
» March 3, 2010 — Federal Register (Volume 75, Number 41).
✔ Announcement of the Demonstration Network
» December 15, 2009 — “Public Safety 700-MHz Broadband Demonstration Network,” NIST Tech Beat.
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For more information, contact: Todd Bohling