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Public Safety Communications Research Division

Serving as an objective technical advisor and laboratory, PSCR is driven towards advancing public safety communications technologies by accelerating their development, adoption, and implementation so that the public safety community can more effectively carry out their mission to protect lives and property.

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Learn more about PSIAP-2022.

Applications for the $7M award program are due January 18, 2022.

 PSCR Research portfolios

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Resilient Systems is a cross-cutting research area at PSCR

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PSCR Announces $7M Award Program

NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division recently released the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - 2022 (PSIAP-2022) funding

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PSCR Announces $ 7 Million Award Program

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NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division recently released the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – 2022 (PSIAP-2022) funding

Software

PSCR Mission Critical Voice QPP SIM

QPP Sim is a simple discrete event simulator aimed at helping and accelerating the study of Quality of Service (QoS), Priority, and Pre-emption (QPP) mechanisms

Resource Library

View all PSCR publications and available resources in one location! Organized by portfolio area, the PSCR resource library provides access to recent research updates and articles to date. Visit the Resource Library now. 

About PSCR

New to PSCR? Visiting this site for the first time? Click here to learn more about the history of PSCR and our approach to research today.