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Research, Testing, & Evaluation

Donald Bradshaw

Don Bradshaw is part of Research, Testing, & Evaluation at NIST PSCR

Don Bradshaw is the group lead for the Public Safety Communication Research (PSCR) Division's Research, Testing, and Evaluation Group and the Mission Critical Voice Portfolio manager. Prior to joining PSCR, Don spent 12 years with the Department of Defense performing research and analysis of current and emerging communications technologies.  Don received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Email: donald.bradshaw@nist.gov | Phone: 303-497-4655

Jesse Frey

Jesse Frey is an electrical engineer for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at NIST’s Communication Technology Laboratory, and has held that position since June 2016. Prior to working at NIST, Jesse completed a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 
Email: jesse.frey@nist.gov | Phone: 720-445-2165

Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn is part of Research, Testing, & Evaluation at NIST PSCR

Jason Kahn has 20+ years of experience working in the wireless telecommunication industry. Prior to joining NIST in 2015, Jason worked on device interoperability with commercial companies such as Motorola and Nokia.  His main areas of expertise are device interoperability, process management, and advanced LTE feature performance.  He currently represents NIST in the 3GPP working on public safety testing standards for LTE devices. He also acts as a Federal Program Officer for several mission critical voice grants as part of the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Funding Opportunity. Jason earned degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Email: jason.kahn@nist.gov | Phone: 303-497-3677

Jaden Pieper

Jaden Pieper is part of Research, Testing, & Evaluation at NIST PSCR

Jaden Pieper is an applied mathematician for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the Communication Technology Laboratory at NIST.  Jaden started as an intern in January 2016 and joined the team full time in July 2017. Jaden completed a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado.
Email: jaden.pieper@nist.gov | Phone: 303-497-4210

Tim Thompson

Tim Thompson is an Electronics Engineer at the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at NIST's Communication Technology Laboratory. Prior to joining NIST's PSCR division in September 2016, Tim worked as an RF engineer for several wireless industry companies including AT&T, Motorola, Hewlet-Packard/Agilent Technologies, and Idaho National Laboratory. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and has over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry.
Email: silas.thompson@nist.gov | Phone: 303-497-6613

Chris Walton

Christopher Walton is part of Research, Testing, & Evaluation at NIST PSCR

Christopher Walton transitioned to PSCR from private industry in December of 2014.  After completing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1989) from the University of Texas at Arlington, Chris was a civilian employee of the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC), where he designed and deployed RF systems.  Chris left USAISEC to return to UTA where he completed a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1996.  Working for international telecom vendors, he gained experience testing 2G cellular technologies while working with system test teams.  In the later portion of his industry experience, he led the deployments of 3G and LTE wireless technologies in both domestic and international markets.  After joining PSCR, Chris’s research focus has been in the areas of local control and quality of service, priority and preemption on LTE broadband networks.
Email: christopher.walton@nist.gov | Phone: 303-497-5226

Created December 20, 2017, Updated May 30, 2019