While there are many mass screening technology methods used to detect a variety of threats, the ability to rapidly screen for fevers has quickly become one of the most important tools in the world’s fight against COVID-19—one that the DHS S&T is proud to support.
National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL)
Read the latest results and feedback on the usability of NERFHERDER for first responders.
DHS S&T works closely with the nation’s emergency response community to identify and prioritize mission capability gaps and to facilitate the rapid development of critical solutions to address responders’ everyday technology needs. These technology prototypes are operationally field tested by S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL).
Read the latest results and feedback on the usability of SMART for first responders.
S&T initiated the FRROST program in 2018 to help the first responder community evaluate drones in real-world field conditions under simulated scenarios to inform their purchases.
This list of questions was created by DHS S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) to help Department of Homeland Security Components, and other entities with C-UAS authority build a comprehensive understanding of the nuances, capabilities and limitations of C-UAS technology to aid in purchasing decisions.
In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glynco, Georgia.
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.
Radio frequency detection, spectrum analysis, and direction finding equipment detect, identify and analyze radio frequency signals from radios, cellular devices, GPS, Wi-Fi, and other emitting devices. These devices can be used to identify transmissions from suspicious or threatening sources, including interference that may be blocking or damaging first responder communications.
Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)—systems whose gross take-off weight is less than 55 pounds—offer tremendous potential for emergency responders supporting public safety missions, allowing responders to carry out missions at a fraction of the cost of a manned aerial response, while keeping them out of personal danger. These systems also offer opportunities to perform missions impossible for manned vehicles, such as exploring the inside of buildings or tunnels.