May 22, 2015
Citation: NISTTN 1883
The Public Safety community is in a period of great transition. Over the next 20 years, technology advancements will enable data, video, and eventually voice communications to migrate from disparate Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks to a nationwide public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband network, the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). Emerging technologies within this new infrastructure present opportunities and challenges for public safety, and the process of modernizing responder communications requires significant coordination and planning. To facilitate the transition from LMR to LTE, the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program initiated a research and development (R&D) planning process to determine what technology investments are of highest priority to the public safety community. This document summarizes the results of PSCR’s Location-based Services R&D Roadmap. This Location-based Services (LBS) report is the first of several technology roadmaps that PSCR will develop over the next several years to better inform the investment decisions of R&D organizations supporting the public safety community.
Citation: NISTTN 1914
The Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) convened over 80 stakeholders at the Department of Commerce Labs, Boulder, CO campus to build on the findings presented in the 2015 Location-Based Services R&D Roadmap Report. The Location-Based Services (LBS) Summit – held October 21-22, 2015 – intended to socialize the roadmap with a broader stakeholder base and determine the core technology challenges inhibiting public safety’s effective and expanded use of LBS in daily operations. The Summit identified clearly defined LBS technology gaps, prioritized capabilities, and specific problem statements that could be addressed using NIST R&D funds.