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.
Public Safety Communications Workshop Collects Information for
Future Research Planning
The Public Safety Communications Reearch
(PSCR) program hosted a public safety broadband
workshop for 150 participants representing public safety,
industry, government, and academia at the U.S. Department of
Commerce Boulder (CO) Laboratories November 13-15,
2013. FirstNet General Manager Bill D'Agostino and Deputy
General Manager TJ Kennedy spoke during the opening session.
Participants discussed forward-thinking possibilities for
interconnected communications where scene information is instantly
shared among responders and where machine learning is is enabled by
cognitive communication systems to provide quick analysis and
reaction to incidents. For additional information and links to
presentations, click here.
Commerce Secretary Tours ITS Labs
Newly sworn-in Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker toured
the ITS laboratories at during an official visit to the Department
of Commerce Boulder Laboratories on July 18, 2013. This
photo shows Public Safety
Communications Research (PSCR) project leader Emil Olbrich
(left) demonstrating equipment used for public safety
communications intelligibility testing for Sec. Pritzker (center).
ITS Director Al Vincent (back) and ITS Division
Chief/PSCR Operations Manager Jeff Bratcher (right)