Advances in broadband wireless technologies developed by standard developing organizations (SDOs) such as 3GPP and IEEE 802 offer unprecedented capabilities that have the potential to improve the effectiveness of first responders. Our efforts are aimed at evaluating whether or not those emerging solutions meet current public safety needs, and what improvements are necessary to meet future needs.
We provide the public safety community with the performance analysis tools needed to better understand emerging network technologies and facilitate:
- the evaluation of worst/best case network deployment scenarios,
- the investigation of how well new technologies support public safety requirements,
- the development of quantitative requirements for public safety communications.
- the development of next generation network standards in support of public safety communication needs.
This work is part of the Public Safety Communications Research program.