December 1, 2020/
We upgraded both the platform and the application to enable PTT service in both infrastructure-supported and infrastructure-less areas (with device-to-device communications). We have been selected as one of the top awardees in the progress round.
October 23, 2020/
We presented "Communications for Dynamic First Responder Teams in Emergency Response" in the 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks.
Here is our presentation video:
July 28–30, 2020/
MAY 1, 2020/
We enhanced our prototype (demonstrated in the in-person contest) with features like SMS, cloud-based speech-to-text & text-to-speech, dynamic group management, geo-location support, etc., and participated in the tech-to-protect online contest (national-wide). We received "superior" award (best in Contest 2) and seed round funding in the contest.
JANUARY 30–31, 2020/
We demonstrated and tested our application with the first responders in the
Winter Institute 2020
at Disaster City on the campus of Texas A&M University. The feedback is encouraging.
The first responders liked the features we have provided in the application, especially the message replay, automatic speech synchronization, text-to-speech & speech-to-text capabilities.
They also recommended us to add the features of map-support and device-to-device (D2D) comunications. We will focus on them in the future work.
NOVEMBER 1–3, 2019/
We participated in the
in-person contest in New York.
We designed and implemented a prototype on top of MCOP which has the basic functionalities of store &
replay messages and speech synchronization while keeping the backwards compatibility with original MCOP
Our prototype was awarded overall #1 and best in class (contest 2).