Standards Development and Analysis.
ITS provides ongoing leadership and technical contributions to international, national, and local telecommunication standards committees such as ITU, TIA, ATIS. ITS experts are regularly called on to interpret and analyze standards and regulations.
Public Safety Communications Interoperability.
ITS works directly with practitioner agencies to improve the intelligibility and interoperability of communication systems. ITS conducts research in the field and in the laboratory to reflect the real environment in which Public Safety operates.
Table Mountain Field Site.
ITS maintains the Table Mountain Field Site north of Boulder, CO, a unique 1,800 acre designated Radio Quiet Zone and radio research facility that is extensively used for research and experimentation both by ITS and by others under cooperative agreements.
Radio Spectrum Measurement Science (RSMS).
The RSMS system is a customized resource for the performance of fundamental theoretical and applied research. The RSMS-4G truck is a state-of-the-art mobile measurement laboratory used to measure spectrum occupancy and analyze interference problems.
Audio and Video Quality Research.
Objective quality-of-service (QoS) measurements for voice and video communications using different coding and transmission schemes taken in ITS’s unique audio-visual laboratories provide government and industry tools and techniques to assess service quality.
Wireless Voice/Data Systems and Emerging Technologies.
ITS assesses telecommunications system components and emerging technologies, evaluates network survivability, and assesses system effectiveness in national security/emergency preparedness, military, and commercial environments.
Radar Interference Effects Tests and Measurements.
ITS acts as a resource to military and civilian agencies to identify sources of radar signal interference through controlled laboratory and field testing. Root cause analysis leads to engineering of proposed solutions shared with industry.
Latest Spectrum Measurement Report Released
Between June 2011 and September 2012, the ITS Radio
Spectrum Measurement Science (RSMS) program carried out a series of
five spectrum occupancy measurements as part of ongoing
research efforts. Four of the measurements were designed to broadly
characterize the electromagnetic environment in different
geographic areas. NTIA Technical Report
TR-14-502 Broadband Spectrum Survey in the
Chicago, Illinois, Area, by Chriss Hammerschmidt, is the
latest of a series of reports that discusses the
broader measurement efforts. NTIA Technical
Report TR-14-498 Broadband Spectrum Survey in the
San Diego, California, Area and NTIA Technical
Report TR-13-496 Broadband Spectrum Survey in the
Denver Area, published in August and December of 2013,
revisit areas where measurements were taken in 1993 (NTIA Report
TR-95-321 Broadband Spectrum
Survey at Denver, Colorado) and 1995 (NTIA Technical Report
TR-97-334 Broadband spectrum survey at San
Diego, California). One of the recent measurement efforts
was designed to provide a very detailed description of occupancy in
a specific frequency band in one location.
NTIA Technical Report TR-14-500 Spectrum Occupancy Measurements of
the 3550-3650 Megahertz Maritime Radar Band Near San Diego,
California, published in January
of this year 2014 takes an in-depth look at methods and
statistical techniques for occupancy measurements.
PSCR Announces Fifth Video Quality in Public Safety Workshop
April 30 - May 1, 2014
Through the Video Quality in Public
Safety (VQiPS) project, public safety practitioners, Federal
partners, manufacturers, and representatives from academia and
standards making bodies are working to improve the way in which
video technologies serve the public safety community. A
multi-stakeholder partnership that includes ITS engineers assigned
to the Public Safety Communications Research program,
VQiPS gathers input from practitioners and video experts and
delivers unbiased guidance and educational resources that assist
the first responder community in clearly defining and communicating
their video quality needs.
The VQiPS Workshop, to
be held April 30 - May 1, 2014 in Houston, TX, is a
collaborative working session for public safety practitioners, the
private sector, and the global research community to coordinate
efforts in establishing quality requirements for video use in
public safety. This workshop is hosted by the Department of
Homeland Security, a sponsor of the PSCR program. Get more
information and register here.