Epiq Solutions Wins DHS Contract to Develop In-Building Coverage Testing for First RespondersDHS In-Building Coverage Contract


News/DHS In-Building Coverage Contract

from  Gary Schluckbier
Vice President of Product - June 16, 2020

We're happy to announce that Epiq Solutions won a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract to develop a simple, seamless low size, weight, and power (SWaP) in-building coverage analysis system (ICAS) to aid first responders. As part of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program administered by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, DHS was seeking a solution to the critical problem of emergency communications network coverage in buildings of various types and locations. The challenge of in-building public safety communications in emergencies or disasters is well documented. For this project, Epiq Solutions intends to leverage its line of commercial, miniaturized software defined radios (SDRs) in conjunction with its detection and measurement capabilities. The project will consider commonly used first responders’ network types: 25kHz analog, P25 digital, FirstNet LTE, and emerging commercial 5G NR technology.

Epiq Solutions is eager to be part of first phase efforts to fill the current technology gaps in public safety networks and help ensure the safety of first responders who risk their lives for others.