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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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PSCR 2022. Register Now. June 7-9, San Diego, CA.

This summer, PSCR is hosting its Annual Stakeholder Meeting in-person for the first time in three years from June 7-9 in San Diego, California at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Registration is now open -- visit the 2022 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting event page for more information!

 PSCR Research portfolios

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Resilient Systems is a cross-cutting research area at PSCR

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The Who’s Who of PSCR 2022

Join the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) for their Annual Public Safety Broadband

PSCR 2022’s Exciting Sessions

Each year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) hosts an Annual Stakeholder Meeting


Press Coverage

Tracking Location from the Sole of a Shoe

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These days, most of us know how to tell where we are. Advances in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology allow us to find our location from


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.