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  NCJ Number: NCJ 198178     Find in a Library
  Title: Final Activities Report for the National Communications Interoperability Assessment Project
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Ann G Arnold
  Project Director: Ann G. Arnold
  Corporate Author: John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2002
  Page Count: 4
  Annotation: This final report details the results of the National Communications Interoperability Assessment study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  Abstract: Evaluating the operational utility of cross-band repeater technology in enabling wireless voice communications for public safety agencies, this final report details the results of the National Communications Interoperability Assessment (NCIA) study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). From January 2001 through February 2002, JHU/APL conducted the NCIA study focusing on the Multiple Agency Radio Interoperability Program (MARIP) TRP-1000 Transportable Intelligent Interconnect System. Focusing on intra- and inter-agency communications and the suitability of the MARIP TRP-1000 for the public safety operational environment, this project considered critical operational issues. Interviewing project participants at the completion of the NCIA study, this report found that NCIA participants considered the MARIP TRP-1000 to be a valuable resource, expanding the capabilities of their agencies to provide technical support. Evaluating the 21 sites that responded to either the Interim or Final Survey, 18 of the 21 sites indicated that they would recommend the MARIP TRP-1000 to another public safety counterpart with no or minimal reservations. After summarizing some of the technical findings learned during the course of the NCIA study, this report concludes that the NCIA study was successful and reflects this organization’s commitment to public safety.
  Main Term(s): Computers ; Research and development
  Index Term(s): Radio repeaters ; Telecommunications ; Communications ; Voice communications ; Mobile digital communications
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2000-MU-MU-K007
  Sale Source: John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 John Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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