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Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA.

1 recipient will receive $987,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 227
Description: WPI continues the research and development for a practical, deployable, zero infrastructure, precision indoor/outdoor personnel location system for use by law enforcement, firefighters, corrections staff and other first responders. It builds upon the engineering research that was conducted under the project titled "Precision Indoor/Outdoor Personnel Location System,'' previously awarded by NIJ/DOJ in 2003 and 2004. The previous two phases of this work developed the basic theory of operation of the system, designed, fabricated, and tested wideband RF and digital signal processing hardware, produced detailed system simulations and analytical predictions of required bandwidth for specific multipath environments, and obtained substantial indoor and outdoor test data under multipath conditions. Test results demonstrated the severity of the indoor environment, necessitating further analytical and experimental work. This work includes investigation of the lower frequency region (below 4 MHz) which is substantially immune to signal reflections as well as a move from the 450 MHz band to the 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz region where greater bandwidth is available. Also, system synchronization will be implemented and the command/control interface will be produced.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (41508581) $987 Private Educational Institution
100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $1,000,000 for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, for the development of law enforcement technologies;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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