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Demo of Shielded Micro Jamming (SMJ) in an Inmate Building at the Cumberland FCI

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $298,000)

The goal of this project is to perform a pilot study using to the Shielded Micro Jamming (SMJ) technology demonstration deployed in a whole building housing inmates at the Cumberland FCI, scaling up from a previous demonstration done using a single inmate cell. SMJ block signals to and from wireless devices, such as mobile phones.

The study includes installation of an SMJ system in the targeted building which would take 6-9 months, and proposes testing the system collaboratively performed with NIJ, BOP, DOJ, NTIA, FCC, CTIA, the carriers, and other interested parties. The pilot study will include a report of the results. The deployed SMJ system could also be left at the pilot site, should the correctional facility wish to support its continued operation.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: August 31, 2018