U.S. Department of Homeland Security

01/23/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2023 14:45

CENTAUR Hybrid Network in a Box Technology Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) hosted Urban OpEx 2022, a weeklong Operational Experimentation (OpEx) where first responders evaluated new and emerging technology solutions in realistic, urban settings throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

New and emerging technologies were placed into the hands of first responders to explore each one's features, functions, and capabilities, and give end-user feedback to the developers behind these tools. This feedback is published to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial first responders in making informed acquisition decisions for fielding new technologies.

Of the seven technologies evaluated at Urban OpEx is the CENTAUR Hybrid Network in a Box. Developed by TDCOMM, CENTAUR is a rapidly deployable "network in a box" (NIB) cellular network platform designed to support first responders and emergency response personnel in deploying a mobile LTE network during operations where an LTE network is not available.