Murray State University’s Program of Distinction in Telecommunication Systems Management (TSM) has received a $75,000 grant from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). The grant is designed to support efforts made by faculty in Kentucky to commercialize a technology, product or process they have developed, but not yet licensed.

The grant will be used to develop Emergency ResponderLink. A collaborative effort between faculty and staff from the TSM program at Murray State, ResponderLink is a portable radio repeater system designed to create emergency radio communication during large-scale natural events and man-made events.

“This grant confirms the strength of the research program at Murray State and is another example of the great work being done by students, staff and faculty at the university to solve real problems facing our state and nation,” said Dr. James Gantt, director of the Center for Telecommunication Systems Management.

Several offices on MSU’s campus will collaborate and work over the next year on the grant project including Dr. Mike Bowman, John Hart, Randall Winchester and Gantt.

The project, which begins immediately, will include equipment construction, repeater integration and packaging. For more information, contact the Center for Telecommunication Systems Management at (270) 809-3987.

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