Budgeted federal funding amounts are up to $12M.
PSCR hosted an informational webinar on Wednesday, May 22, at 12:30 P.M. ET/10:30 A.M. MT. A federal program officer guided potential applicants through important submission criteria and considerations, and answered participant questions. To view the webinar recording, click this link. NOTE: you will be prompted to enter your name and email address.
need for research
The Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment grant from NIST PSCR seeks to support R&D around the creation of a simulator system which will enable the necessary testing of Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) technology. The simulator will be expected to support standardized MCPTT test cases, and award recipients will be encouraged to write public safety test cases as part of their final deliverables. Additional research goals may include the testing of Mission Critical Data and Mission Critical Video.
Wireless telecommunications service providers complete several overlapping testing processes prior to releasing new communications devices. These processes may include regulatory testing to meet government standards, various industry certifications, and testing within their own laboratories. While the test standards and procedures processes meet the needs for commercial devices, they cannot always ensure a device’s proper performance for public safety purposes.
Electronic applications must be received at grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, July 19, 2019.
To view a PDF of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here .
View FAQs for the 2019 NIST PSIAP MCV Test Equipment.
For any questions, contact PSCR@nist.gov with the subject line "MCVTE.