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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $456,784)

Among other purposes, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funds to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery and to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health. In addition to supporting the goals of the Recovery Act, this project also supports the purposes of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program by helping to increase the economic efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement activities. This project will address law enforcement technology requirements and priorities in the areas of ' officer safety, public safety, and communications (including interoperable communications). In consideration of the goals, objectives, and intended impact of the Recovery Act, priority consideration has been given to proposals that demonstrate the potential for increasing law enforcement efficiency and effectiveness and/or support job creation or preservation on an expedited time frame. This project will deliver a board to operate as a push to talk P-25 and GSM ("Global System for Mobile communications") radio. The benefit to public safety is the low cost, low power solution that has been developed through the use of the Texas Instruments Digital Radio Processor. This research activity proposes to address the fundamental problem of realizing a single-chip, cost-effective, multi-band radio which can provide voice and data communications capability to emergency personnel (including law enforcement and other public safety entities) operating across a wide variety of environments. This project will maintain jobs and create new technology. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2009