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Resilient Systems

Resilient Systems is a cross-cutting research area at PSCR

First responders often operate under dangerous and life-threatening circumstances. The Resilient Systems portfolio ensures their technology works when they need it most. Through supporting coverage, capacity, performance, and reliability of networks, PSCR researchers help ensure first responders maintain quality of service even during periods of degradation and congestion. 

Resilient Systems Portfolio Pecha Kucha
Resilient Systems Portfolio Pecha Kucha
Resilient Systems Portfolio overview portion of the PSCR 2021 Pecha Kucha presentation.

Resilient Systems Portfolio Mission:

To develop, evaluate, and evangelize tools and techniques for architecting efficient, resilient networks and applications for public safety.

Resilient Systems Portfolio Vision:

For public safety personnel networks and applications to continue to function in disasters or other adverse circumstances where communication infrastructure is degraded or destroyed.

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Public safety communication systems must continue to work -  and are even more necessary - under circumstances in which other networks fail. Whether operating in an area without cellular network coverage, overcoming limited or non-existent backhaul connections, or needing to overcome frequency impairment due to disaster or jamming, first responders require uninterrupted service in a variety of scenarios. 

Learn more about the 2021 First Responder UAS Triple Challenge

Internal Research

  • Highly Mobile Deployed Networks

Extramural Research

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Created September 20, 2017, Updated February 9, 2022