NIST Awards $38.5 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders.

The awardees and their projects are:

  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – $782,280
    An Infrastructure-Free Localization System for Firefighters
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – $642,039
    Hyper-Reality Helmet for Mapping and Visualizing Public Safety Data
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – $1,800,000
    Real-Time Video Analytics for Situation Awareness
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) – $1,241,825
    Towards an Emergency Edge Supercloud
  • George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) – $700,000
    Coverage, Capacity, and Resilience Enhancement in Limited PSN
  • Harris Corporation (Melbourne, Florida) – $200,464
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) – $799,000
    Situational Awareness for Emergencies Through Network-Enabled Technologies (SafeT-Net)
  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Michigan) – $1,007,049
    Resilient System Solutions for Data Sharing for Wildland Fire Incident Operations
  • Misram LLC, doing business as Spectronn (Holmdel, New Jersey) – $649,984
    Heterogeneous Fog Communications and Computing for Resilience
  • New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (Trenton, New Jersey) – $1,701,657
    Fiscal Year 2017 Public Safety Innovation Acceleration Program
  • New York University (New York, New York) – $2,265,051
    End-to-End Research Platform for Public Safety Millimeter Wave Communications

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