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PSCR Newsletter - November 2017



PSCR User Interface
Credit: Sergey Nivens

Up to $5 Million in Awards - Public Safety Innovation Acceleration Program User Interface Opportunity

PSCR is excited to announce the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - User Interface (PSIAP-UI) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).This new funding opportunity will accelerate research, development, production, and testing of user interface technologies and capabilities through the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).


Deployable Networks R&D Summit Highlights

PSCR hosted a two-day Next Generation Deployable Networks R&D Summit on October 18-19 at the NIST Boulder Labs. The Summit gave stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on public safety’s requirements and desired outcomes for the “Next Generation Deployable Network,” defined by PSCR as multiple independent LTE networks all operating in conjunction with one another to augment the existing public safety broadband network. Summit attendees brainstormed how to advance LTE architecture, resiliency, backhaul, and other potential solutions to more effectively support two deployable network use cases.


pscr video challenge

Congratulations to the Future of Public Safety Technology Challenge Winners

Congratulations to The Norman Invasion for winning the Future of Public Safety Technology Prize Challenge. This Challenge focused on the development of a video series to help inspire entrepreneurs, solvers, and innovators to get involved with PSCR research and support the advancement of Public Safety communication technologies of tomorrow.


Welcome to PSCR Banner

Announcing Our New Look

We are excited to announce that the new and refreshed PSCR website is now live. We have redesigned our website with you in mind. The streamlined user interface is designed to make exploration easier and provide a more interactive experience, allowing our colleagues, partners, and prospective stakeholders to easily find the information they are looking for.

Visitors can browse the website based on their own interests or areas of expertise to meet our team and explore our project portfolios, learn more about available funding opportunities, and how to work with PSCR or participate in upcoming events.

PSCR strives to advance public safety communications and make a positive impact on first responder operations. To do this, we continuously seek input from and new partnerships with members of the public safety, industry, and academia communities. We invite you to explore our new website and connect with us to stay engaged in our continued growth and collaboration.

We hope that you enjoy the fresh look and feel of our updated website and find that this portal serves as a valuable resource. For any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact us at pscr [at] (subject: PSCR%20Website) (PSCR[at]nist[dot]gov).

Upcoming Events


2018 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

Save the Date for the Annual PSCR Stakeholder Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting will be held in San Diego, CA. The meeting will take place June 5-8, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center. The meeting will feature numerous breakout sessions including presentations on the progress of key research and development projects that are critical to advancing public safety communications, updates from 2017 grant recipients, new grantee posters, capability demonstrations from PSCR investigators, and much more.

A draft agenda, registration, and hotel block information will be made available in the coming months.


PSCR 2018 CES Announcement

PSCR at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

PSCR will display current research activities at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. PSCR will have a booth from January 9 – 12, 2018.  The PSCR booth will be located in the Sands Expo Center, booth 42370. PSCR will showcase capabilities related to wearable technology, deployable networks, virtual reality, cybersecurity, in-building location-based services, and more.  PSCR would like to invite all interested stakeholders to stop by the booth, speak with members of our research team, and check out the program’s latest research capabilities.


Created November 1, 2017, Updated December 23, 2022