Part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), PSCR is the primary federal laboratory focused on conducting research, development, testing, and evaluation for public safety communications technologies. Our mission is to accelerate communications innovation in support of public safety communities and the citizens they serve. To do this, we actively pioneer R&D and partner with a diverse group of stakeholders, acting as a nexus for influencing the commercial development of the advanced communications first responders need.
By pioneering research into advanced communications technologies for public safety, PSCR creates new opportunities for the R&D community to innovate, invent, and commercialize. Through grants, cooperative agreements, and prize challenge competitions, PSCR has invested more than $60M to research projects across mission critical voice, location-based services, analytics, user interface and user experience, security, and resilient systems. Watch the video below to learn about one of PSCR's research investments, haptic interfaces for public safety.
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