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First responder preparedness

News and Updates

Industry Impacts

First Responder Communications

First responders must be able to communicate during an emergency. Too often in critical situations, communications among public safety agencies are hampered by

Projects and Programs

Indoor Localization and Tracking

Ongoing
This web page is simply a pointer to another page that covers the extensive research program in indoor localization and tracking at NIST.

Standards to Support Biothreat Detection

Ongoing
First responders continually receive calls regarding suspicious materials that are potentially biological threat materials. Obtaining high confidence data from

Publications

Field-Deployable Devices

Author(s)
Thomas P. Forbes, Raychelle Burks
Reductions in instrument size, weight, and power continue to facilitate the development and application of field-deployable devices for investigative purposes

Tools and Instruments

Large Aperture Scanner

The Large Aperture Scanner (LAS) scans a radar transceiver over a 5 meter by 20 meter aperture. Image reconstruction techniques enable a three-dimensional