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Public safety

From helping to develop technologies that detect explosives and locate survivors in a collapsed building to video software that identifies criminals and high endurance building materials, NIST is working to keep people safe.

News and Updates

Industry Impacts

Innovation in Exoskeletons

Long imagined in science fiction, exoskeletons that can dramatically improve and extend human performance are becoming a reality for workers on manufacturing

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

LMR and LTE Interfacing

LMR is ever-present and determining the integration of LTE technology is vital for interoperable public safety operations. The PSCR program, on behalf of DHS

Publications

False Alarm Testing for Radiation Detection Systems

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

Firearm examination: Examiner judgments and computer-based comparisons

Author(s)
Xiaoyu A. Zheng, Erwin J. Mattijssen, Johannes A. Soons, Charles Berger, Cilia Witteman, 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

Survey of Drone Usage in Public Safety Agencies

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

Software

LTE Coverage Tool

This experimental application was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR)

Tools and Instruments

LTE Coverage Tool

This experimental application was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR)

Cabinet x-ray system

The Smiths Detection 6046si cabinet x-ray system was designed for security screening of bags, parcels and other objects of similar size. The system runs at 160

Awards