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Voices of First Responders: Communication Center & 9-1-1 Services

January 30, 2023
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Sandra Spickard-Prettyman
The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program's Usability Team was to provide guidance on the usability of public safety communication technology. Toward that end, the PSCR

Voices of First Responders: Emergency Medical Services

January 30, 2023
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Sandra Spickard-Prettyman
The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program's Usability Team was to provide guidance on the usability of public safety communication technology. Toward that end, the PSCR

Voices of First Responders: Fire Service

January 30, 2023
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Sandra Spickard-Prettyman
The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program's Usability Team was to provide guidance on the usability of public safety communication technology. Toward that end, the PSCR

Voices of First Responders: Law Enforcement

January 30, 2023
Author(s)
Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Sandra Spickard-Prettyman
The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program's Usability Team was to provide guidance on the usability of public safety communication technology. Toward that end, the PSCR

Field-Deployable Devices

January 1, 2023
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. Portable analytical instrumentation supporting the rapid and reliable identification of two

Voices of First Responders: How to Facilitate Adoption and Usage of Communication Technology - An Integrated Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Findings

November 28, 2022
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Shanee Dawkins, Sandra Spickard Prettyman
The Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) is being developed to provide a dedicated network for the use of first responders during incident response. A wave of new communication technologies compatible with the NPSBN is on the horizon, as

5G New Radio Sidelink Link-Level Simulator and Performance Analysis

October 24, 2022
Author(s)
Peng Liu, Chen Shen, Chunmei Liu, Fernando Cintron, Lyutianyang Zhang, Liu Cao, Richard A. Rouil, Sumit Roy
Since the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) specified 5G New Radio (NR) sidelink in Release 16, researchers have been expressing increasing interest in sidelink in various research areas, such as Proximity Services (ProSe) and Vehicle-to

Security Guidance for First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices

July 20, 2022
Author(s)
Gema Howell, Kevin Gerard Brady, Don Harriss, Scott Ledgerwood
Public safety officials utilizing the forthcoming public safety broadband networks will have access to devices, such as mobile devices, tablets and wearables. These devices offer new ways for first responders to complete their missions but may also

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

Charpy Instrumented Test Suite and User's Manual

July 9, 2020
Author(s)
Damian Lauria, Enrico Lucon, Felipe Baldner
The NIST Instrumented Charpy Test Suite is a set of standalone programs intended to allow anyone with appropriate hardware to perform and analyze instrumented Charpy impact tests. The software is provided in both raw code and executable formats with an
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