Deadline EXTENDED TO July 26, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
America’s first responders need communications devices they can trust, especially in emergencies – when mere moments can mean life or death. Help make Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment commercially viable for Public Safety, influence the foundation of Public Safety 5G, and advance your company’s competitive position in the process with this new funding opportunity from NIST.
Budgeted federal funding amounts are up to $12M.
NOW AVAILABLE: listen to and view the recording of an informational webinar guiding potential applicants through important submission criteria and considerations. Q&A with the Federal Program Officer was also recorded. To access, 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 by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26, 2019.
To view a PDF of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here . (Amended: 7/22/19)
View FAQs for the 2019 NIST PSIAP MCV Test Equipment award. (Updated: 7/22/19)
For any questions, contact PSCR@nist.gov with the subject line "MCVTE.