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Nu Tools: Exploring Practical Roles for Neutrinos in Nuclear Energy and Security

December 21, 2021
Author(s)
Hans Pieter Mumm, Tomi Akindele, Nathaniel Bowden, Rachel Carr, Andrew Conant, Milind Diwan, Anna Erickson, Michael Foxe, Bethany Goldblum, Patrick Huber, Igor Jovanovic, Jonathan Link, Bryce Littlejohn, Jason Newby
For decades, physicists have used neutrinos from nuclear reactors to advance basic science. These pursuits have inspired many ideas for application of neutrino detectors in nuclear energy and security. While developments in neutrino detectors are now

What Futuristic Technology Means for First Responders: Voices from the Field

July 3, 2021
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins, Kerrianne Buchanan, Yee-Yin Choong, Kristen K. Greene
The public safety communication technology landscape in the United States (U.S.) is evolving to supplement the use of land mobile radios with the use of a broader spectrum of communication technologies for use on the newly created Nationwide Public Safety

Study of 5G New Radio (NR) Support for Direct Mode Communications

May 7, 2021
Author(s)
Fernando Cintron, David W. Griffith, Chunmei Liu, Richard A. Rouil, Yishen Sun, Jian Wang, Peng Liu, Chen Shen, Aziza Ben Mosbah, Samantha Gamboa Quintiliani
In public safety communications, direct mode communication is essential to keep first responders connected, especially when there is no network coverage. Direct mode communication is supported in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term

Challenge Design and Lessons Learned from the 2018 Differential Privacy Challenges

April 12, 2021
Author(s)
Diane Ridgeway, Mary Theofanos, Terese Manley, Christine Task
The push for open data has made a multitude of datasets available enabling researchers to analyze publicly available information using various statistical and machine learning methods in support of policy development. An area of increasing interest that is

Voices of First Responders - Applying Human Factors and Ergonomics Knowledge to Improve the Usability of Public Safety Communications Technology: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 5

February 11, 2021
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Gavriel Salvendy
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community is in the process of supplementing the use of land mobile radios with a technology ecosystem that will include a variety of new and improved

National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan 2020

February 9, 2021
Author(s)
Heather Evans, Kristen K. Greene, William M. Healy, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kate Rimmer, Anna V. Sberegaeva, Neil M. Zimmerman
The 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan provides an analysis of key external factors that could impact NIST and the fulfillment of its mission in coming years. The analyses were conducted through four separate lenses

Mission Critical Voice Quality of Experience Access Time Measurement Method Addendum

December 2, 2020
Author(s)
Chelsea Greene, Jesse Frey, Zainab O. Soetan, Jaden Pieper, Silas Thompson
Access time generally describes the time associated with the establishment of a talk path upon user request to speak and has been identified as a key component of quality of experience (QoE) in voice communications. The National Institute of Standards and

False Alarm Testing for Radiation Detection Systems

October 2, 2020
Author(s)
Dennis D. Leber, Leticia S. Pibida
An operator of a radiation detection system that displays a high rate of false alarms may be- come desensitized to these alarms. This action is known as alarm fatigue and can have detri- mental results as the operator may cease to respond to what may be

Firearm examination: Examiner judgments and computer-based comparisons

September 24, 2020
Author(s)
Erwin J. Mattijssen, Cilia Witteman, Charles Berger, Xiaoyu Alan Zheng, Johannes A. Soons, Reinoud Stoel
Forensic firearm examination provides the court of law with information about the source of fired cartridge cases. We assessed the validity of source decisions of a computer-based method and of 73 firearm examiners who compared breechface and firing pin

Survey of Drone Usage in Public Safety Agencies

April 30, 2020
Author(s)
Hien V. Nguyen, Terese W. Manley, Kamel S. Saidi
The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a survey to explore ways in which drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are currently being used in public safety

Strategic Roadmap for Interoperable Public Safety Video Analytics

April 3, 2020
Author(s)
Diane E. Ridgeway
Since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security has provided over $16 billion dollars in grant assistance to secure cities and non-profit organizations against terrorist and disaster incidents. In order to meet the threat demands, public safety

Strategic Roadmap for Interoperable Public Safety Analytics

March 24, 2020
Author(s)
Diane E. Ridgeway
Since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security has provided over $16 billion dollars in grant assistance to secure cities and non-profit organizations against terrorist and disaster incidents. In order to meet the threat demands, public safety

Voices of First Responders - Examining Public Safety Communication from the Perspective of 9-1-1 Call Takers and Dispatchers: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 4

March 24, 2020
Author(s)
Michelle P. Steves, Mary Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Shanee Dawkins, Susanne M. Furman, Kristen K. Greene, Sandra Spickard Prettyman
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community has a unique opportunity to review and improve communication technology for first responders, 9 1 1 communications, emergency medical services (EMS)

Voices of First Responders—Nationwide Public Safety Communication Survey Methodology: Development, Dissemination, and Demographics, Phase 2, Volume 1

March 20, 2020
Author(s)
Kristen Greene, Shanee T. Dawkins, Sandra S. Prettyman, Pamela J. Konkol, Mary F. Theofanos, Kevin C. Mangold, Susanne M. Furman, Michelle P. Steves
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community is in the process of supplementing the use of land mobile radios (LMR) to a technology ecosystem that will include a variety of new communication tools
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