In an effort to reduce first responder related crashes, S&T is collaborating with a Chicago-based company developing and standardizing C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) technology that enables emergency response vehicles to send real-time digital alerts to supplement their lights and sirens.
First Responders Group (FRG)
To help address the need to reduce preventable distracted driving incidents, DHS S&T has partnered with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL) to apply a system engineering approach for employing an Advanced Decision Support to help reduce preventable distracted driving incidents.
DHS S&T has funded a project to develop Responder to Vehicle (R2V) and Responder to Responder (R2R) Emergency Vehicle Alerts. To purpose of these alerts will be to provide a way for first responders to supplement their audio and visual emergency alerts with a digital one.
The SAVER Program, managed by S&T’s NUSTL, conducts assessments and validations of commercial technology to save money and time for first responders when they need to purchasing high quality equipment.
In August 2019, DHS S&T’s NUSTL conducted a SAVER field assessment of In-Suit communications equipment.
The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) created a Federation System checklist to provide tips on how to approach data management practices, interoperability techniques, and cybersecurity challenges for the Public Safety Community (Community).
Field portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers (GC/MS) are used by emergency responders during field operations to chemically analyze substances suspected to be narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals, or chemical warfare agents. Included report: Field Portable Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer Focus Group Report.
S&T and DRDC CSS conducted an experiment with S&T’s AUDREY, a human-like reasoning system, to determine if AUDREY can perform data fusion, and provide tailored situational awareness information to the paramedic.
DHS S&T seeks to address the growing problem of human trafficking through social science-based research.