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.
ITS Staff Honored by NPSTC
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)
honored two ITS employees at its May 14, 2013 Committee Meeting in
ITS engineer Andy Thiessen received the 2013
DJ Atkinson Technical Award. This award was
created in 2012 to honor the work of the late ITS engineer DJ
Atkinson. It recognizes individuals and/or organizations that have
demonstrated exceptional technical support to NPSTC and the public
safety communications community. Andy was recognized for
"tirelessly [working] to support public safety communications
through his work at the Public Safety Communications Research
Program (PSCR) and as NPSTC Vice Chair of the Technology
Committee," and for his multiple efforts to gather user
requirements for broadband during the prior year.
Kathy Mayeda, a member of ITS's administrative
staff, and her counterpart at the National Institute of Standards
and Technology/Law Enforcement Standards Office (NIST/OLES),
Cindy Stanley, both members of the PSCR Program,
received Letters of Recognition
acknowledging their dedicated assistance and support to NPSTC
and the public safety community.
NPSTC Executive Director Marilyn
the DJ Atkinson Technical Award
to ITS engineer Andy Thiessen.