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Sam Ray (Fed)

Senior Systems Lead

Sam Ray is an Electronics Engineer with the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) at NIST’s Communication Technology Laboratory. In that role, he serves as the Senior Systems Lead for R&D primarily in the Mission Critical Voice (MCV) Research Portfolio.  Prior roles included serving as the portfolio lead for MCV and for projects sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and as a technical contributor to various projects in the portfolio. Before his arrival at NIST in 2016, Mr. Ray spent 20 years in various system test, deployment and engineering management roles in cellular/LTE infrastructure and device teams for Motorola and Nokia. Sam earned his BA from Hardin-Simmons University and BSEE from Texas Tech University and studied Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.


2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

Richard A. Rouil, Tom Henderson, Marco Mezzavilla, Michele Polese, Jaden Pieper, Chunmei Liu, Silas Thompson, David W. Griffith, Christopher Walton, Christopher D. Dennis, Fabio C. da Silva, John S. Garofolo, James M. Horan, Samuel Hood, Julie Stroup, Christine Task, Terese Manley, Sam Ray, Alison Kahn, Maxwell Maurice, Hien V. Nguyen, Frederick R. Byers, Kristen K. Greene, Mary Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Pamela J. Konkol, Jeffrey Cichonski, Bill Fisher, Gema Howell, Mike Dolan, Adam Lewis, Michael Ogata, John Beltz, Michael Bartock, Sarah Hughes, Santosh Rajvaidya, Craig Connelly, Scott Ledgerwood, Megan Waldock, Dereck R. Orr, Donald Bradshaw, Jeb Benson
2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

PSCR 2021: Aerial LTE Network Testing

Maxwell Maurice, Sam Ray
This on demand session will outline the work done by PSCR on aerial LTE deployments. We will describe the project, the motivation for collecting these

Aerial LTE Demonstration Report

Maxwell Maurice, Sam Ray
In this paper, we investigate a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network mounted on an airborne small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) to provide broadband connectivity

PSCR 2020_Resilient Communication Network Platform

Samuel L. Ray, Hien V. Nguyen
PSCR has been researching deployable communications systems for first responders since 2015. In this session, PSCR presents the latest addition to our research
Created October 9, 2019, Updated March 15, 2024