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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

PSCR 2020: Most Watched Sessions

PSCR launched The Digital Experience on July 27 and during our first week - over 1,000 people got their first glimpse of the content we've been preparing all

Events

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

Public Safety Communications

To provide the public safety community with a better understanding of what to expect from new and emerging networking technologies, and accelerate the

Public Safety Audio Quality

In public safety operations, the ability to call for help and to warn others is essential. However, background noise encountered in these operations can make

Publications

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