Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $267,054)
Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with the Louisiana State Police (LSP), will deploy and test multi-network interoperability, fingerprint scanning, and 360P0P mapping software in three LSP vehicles to research the operational benefits of a secure mobile broadband network in Southeastern Louisiana. Research will be conducted via scenarios, drills, and exercises in which operational effectiveness will be compared between existing capabilities, new technology with legacy narrowband wireless connectivity, and new technology with broadband wireless connectivity. The proposed beta trial builds on the wireless network and inter-agency alerting capabilities already deployed as part of the Louisiana Regional Emergency Communications Operations Network (LA-RECON), an HLS CP2 Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD), sponsored by the Department of Defense and managed by Northrop Grumman, the lead Systems Integrator for the program. The use of the LA-RECON network allows for the addition of capabilities to LSP vehicles and researching operational effectiveness of these capabilities.
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