Public safety and emergency management

Technology innovation for emergency communications — how PSCR is pulling the future forward

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Theatre 1 27 November 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Dereck Orr
Ellen Ryan
Jack Lewis

The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the primary federal research laboratory for public safety communications technologies in the United States. In this session, PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr will provide updates on exciting research in the areas of Mission Critical Voice, User Interface, Location-based Services, Analytics, Security, and Resilient Systems. Deputy Division Chief Ellen Ryan will discuss how PSCR has used open innovation and prize challenges to solve emergency communications challenges and overview current funding opportunities. Last, Jack Lewis will present on PSCR’s use of virtual and augmented reality technologies to develop and evaluate communications technologies designed for public safety use cases.

Dereck Orr — PSCR Division Chief
Ellen Ryan — PSCR Deputy Division Chief and Open Innovation Team Lead
Jack Lewis — Lead Virtual Reality Developer
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Communications Technology Laboratory


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