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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 Research portfolios

News and Updates

Immersive HazMat Virtual Reality Training

Every emergency call received by a fire department could mean life or death. This reality is further amplified for firefighters who possess specialized

Press Coverage


Analytics Container Environment (ACE) Nano

The ACE Nano is a repository that contains the work done to integrate the Nvidia Nano IoT device into the ACE Framework . It is set up in two components: Jetson

Common code for MCV QoE Measurement Classes

The following is a base library for mission critical voice quality of experience measurement methods. This package contains core code for QoE measurements used

SDNist: Synthetic Data Report Tool

This iteration of the SDNist library (v1.4) is focused on generating reports that compare synthetic data to the NIST Diverse Community Excerpts . The synthetic

ASAPS Development Dataset

The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the Automated Streams Analysis

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

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