The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information about existing gaps and opportunities in 5G communications technology and applications spaces, specifically those related to public safety applications and use cases like communications for first responders. On behalf of this team at NIST, yet2 is seeking industry representatives and experts to share their knowledge about the yet unsolved technical hurdles and unaddressed white spaces that exist in the broad 5G ecosystem. The purpose of this broad gaps and opportunities survey is to inform and influence focus areas for near-future research grants and prize challenges to help accelerate and advance 5G technology in public safety applications and use cases.
The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division is the primary federal laboratory conducting research, development, testing, and evaluation for public safety communications technologies. It is housed within the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It addresses the research and development (R&D) necessary for critical features identified by public safety entities beyond the current generation of broadband technology.
NIST PSCR is exploring future 5G-related research and development initiatives to improve the application of 5G communications technology to public safety applications and use cases.
PSCR is interested in identifying gaps and opportunities in five specific aspects/applications of 5G technology:
- Mission Critical Voice
- Resilient Systems
- Location-based Services
- Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (User Interfaces and Situational Awareness)
- Security of these systems
If you would like to submit input
to be included in this gaps and opportunities report, please contact Daniel Soltan at yet2 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include with your submission a brief description of your expertise and experience in the 5G technology or 5G-adjacent space.