Microwave (Legacy Engineering)
Microwave (MPLS Engineering)
Education & Documentation
Procurement Engineering Technical Specifications
The Microwave Engineering Division, Public Safety Communications is responsible for design, engineering, installation and maintenance of the statewide microwave network used by the State’s public safety agencies’ first responders on a 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year basis. Our Mission is to ensure that quality telecommunications services are provided to all state agencies in the most cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner possible. This includes maximizing the use of state resources, and the consolidation and joint use of telecommunications systems and services where operationally, technically, and economically feasible.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95811-0231 Office Phone: (916) 657-6107Email: Moises.Lopez@CalOES.ca.gov
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit offers a wide variety of services including design and implementation, deploy MW equipment, and MW system equipment problem solving.
Design and implementation
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit designs and implements customer circuits on existing FDM and TDM microwave paths and systems.
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit assist customers in the design and implementation of new radio vault facilities and towers that will meet the needs of CAPSNET and its customers.
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit deploys RF terminal equipment, antennas and associated equipment to both replace older RF equipment as well as meet new customer path needs.
Coordination and Licensing
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit Coordinates license frequency assignments for CAPSNET microwave system.
System Problem Solving
The Microwave (Legacy Engineering) Unit assist Operations staff in the resolution of problems related to older TDM and FDM microwave system equipment.
The Microwave (MPLS Engineering) Unit offers a wide variety of services including Network Design, Equipment Standardization, Service Development, and Traffic Engineering.
The Microwave (MPLS Engineering) Unit is responsible for securing routed infrastructure and optimized network for land mobile radio voice communications users.
The Microwave (MPLS Engineering) Unit is responsible for installation, configuration and site deployment standards.
The Microwave (MPLS Engineering) Unit is responsible for developing solutions to migrate FDM and TDM services to IP Packet including lease line, T1, FXS, FXO; in addition synchronization of critical latency simulcast transport and conference bridging.
The Microwave (MPLS Engineering) Unit is responsible for engineering bandwidth management; enforcing SLA and QoS for various service offerings.
The Special Projects Unit offers a wide variety of services and products suited to the design, installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems of State and other public service agencies. These services and products include: design and fabrication of unique equipment (both electronic and mechanical), specification compliance testing, and engineering field studies. Design and Fabrication Special Projects designs and fabricates electronic and mechanical items for use in audio, digital and RF systems. Examples of products available are: audio and signaling interface units, power supplies, multi-channel line monitors, timers, unique logic and control equipment, squelch-operated relays; antenna transfer panels, antenna support brackets, equipment shelves, battery trays, cavity mounting brackets, and coaxial cables. Specification Compliance Testing Special Projects can test almost any kind of electronic item: radios (mobiles, base stations, repeaters, portables), remote control consoles, logging recorders, power supplies, batteries, chargers, antennas, duplexers, receiver multi-couplers, transmitter combiners, IM panels, public address system amplifiers, speakers, microphones, headsets, sirens, etc. All tests use applicable EIA or MIL-Spec standards.In addition to the full-spectrum of electronic tests, the Special Projects Unit can perform environmental tests for temperature, humidity, vibration and shock. Engineering AssistanceSpecial Projects can provide engineering assistance for a variety of tasks: RFI/EMI investigations; radio-path coverage surveys; audio and signaling interface problems; transmitter combiner, duplexer and receiver multi-coupler design; general telecommunications systems design, preparation for field work and special studies (investigation into equipment operation, modifications, adaptations). Field StudiesSpecial Projects has a van fully outfitted for all types of engineering field investigations. There is equipment for measuring radio frequency field intensity, making maximum permissible exposure measurements to determine susceptibility to hazardous radiation, analyzing the operation of, and designing new transmitter combiner systems and duplexers. There is equipment for making antenna pattern and efficiency measurements; analyzing problems with transmission lines, detecting and locating interfering signals and a cadre of digital and analog record keeping devices, including both audio and video recording and playback. There is equipment for making radio path surveys; a high-powered computer for performing inter-modulation calculations, radio direction finding equipment, and full communications capability on all state public safety radio systems. System Problem SolvingSpecial Projects has engineers on staff with a wide variety (and many years) of experience in engineering public safety radio systems. We can provide a high-level of engineering services to assist you in solving your most complex system or product problems.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Public Safety Communications 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95811-0231 Office Phone: (916) 657-9454Email: @CalOES.ca.gov
The Drafting Services Unit is responsible for the following:
Prepare and revise Radio and Telecommunication Drawings
The Drafting Services Unit is responsible for preparing, revising, updating, and maintaining all engineering, technical, and installation drawings for the State’s communication sites and the State’s radio and communication networks. Manage and maintain the PSC Central Records Library
The Drafting Services Unit is responsible for maintaining the full set of the drawings and records for engineering and administrative use. Maintain original drawing control, drawing retention, revision controls, change copy distribution, and electronic AutoCAD records. Maintain the USGS topographical map library. Manage and maintain the Drafting Unit’s computer database and computer request system. Provide Drawing Reproduction Services
The Drafting Services Unit is responsible for providing paper and electronic copies for large drawings and documents for engineering and installation packages and other presentation needs. Reproduction services are provided in-house or by contract. Provide Signage and Design Services
The Drafting Services Unit is responsible for providing signage and other design services as needed. Provide floor plan layouts, name plates, in/out boards, and general signage for PSC facilities.
The Site Management Unit is responsible for the following:
Manage PSC Owned Radio Communication Sites
The Site Management Unit is responsible for managing and coordinating related leases, permits, service contracts, and preventative maintenance agreements for PSC owned sites. Manage and coordinate engineering reviews of vault layouts and antenna assignments. Coordinate intermodulation analysis and investigation or radio interference at PSC owned sites. Manage site access processes. Process Interagency Radio Vault Space Applications (TDe-310)
The Site Management Unit is responsible for processing and coordination of TDe-310 requests and engineering technical reviews. Manage and coordinate related engineering reviews of vault layouts and antenna assignments. Maintain records of pending, completed, and current TDe-310 agreements. Process Radio Vault Space Applications (TDe-311 and TDe-312)
The Site Management Unit is responsible for processing and coordination of TDe-311/312 requests and engineering technical reviews. Manage and coordinate related engineering reviews of vault layouts and antenna assignments. Maintain records of pending, completed, and current TDe-311/312 agreements. Coordinate with State and non-state entities
The Site Management Unit is responsible for Coordinating related CRUISE Requests Space Action Requests (Std. 9), and Direction Construction Work Requests – coordinate requests with the Department of General Services, Client Agencies, and non-state entities. Coordinate PSC Microwave and CMARS radio space agreement/contracts
The Site Management Unit is responsible for coordinating with space agreements/contracts with for occupancy in non-state owned radio communications facilities on behalf of PSC Microwave and PSC CMARS programs. Provide Telecommunications Facility and Site Management consulting services
The Site Management Unit is responsible for providing site management consultation and related services to internal programs and client agencies on a fee-for-service basis (TDe-860). Serve as the State PSC subject matter expert on telecommunications facility and site management to State executives at all levels.
The Education and Documentation Unit is responsible for the following:
PSC Standard Operating Procedures
The Education and Documentation Unit is responsible for facilitating and documenting Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for Public Safety Communications, including project/program processes and work flows, administrative processes and work flows, and engineering and technical standards. The PSC Standard Operating Procedures are documented in the Telecommunications Division Manual (TDM). PSC Training
The Education and Documentation Unit is responsible for developing, coordinating, and providing training opportunities for Public Safety Communications engineering, technical, and administrative staff. Role includes documenting, maintaining and tracking licensing and credentials requirements for PSC professional staff. Training is provided by using in-house subject matter experts and contracted resources. PSC Grants
The Education and Documentation Unit is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and tracking all grant funds that support the Public Safety Communication programs and initiatives. Role includes searching for and applying for federal, corporate, and other grants and coordinating efforts with the CalOES Grant’s Management Branch.
The FCC Licensing & Technical Specifications Division manages FCC licenses, frequency coordination, engineering services, and maintains records of frequency use agreements between State and local Public Safety organizations. PSC obtains in the name of the State of California all FCC Licenses for interoperability frequencies for all public safety agencies.
PSC ensures that each agency's communications system(s) complies with federal regulations by submitting license applications to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This also includes submitting license information to regulatory committees (frequency coordinators) for review and concurrence. Furthermore, PSC will automatically renew licenses as necessary. To aid in regulatory pursuits, PSC has become a member of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO), the Forestry-Conservation Communications Association (FCCA) and the Regional Planning Committee’s for 700 and 800 MHz spectrum. Through these and other organizations, PSC Lobbies regulatory committees and the FCC to promote and defend the needs of State agencies. In this capacity, PSC provides assistance and guidance to State, county and local agencies on the use of radio spectrum.
The FCC Licensing & Technical Specifications Division assists the Radio Communications Branch and client State agencies in the development of technical specifications for radio communications equipment. Once the specifications are developed, the FCC Licensing & Technical Specifications Division facilitates the processing of client state agency purchase estimates and the bidding process by the California Department of Technology, Statewide Telecommunications Procurement Branch.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Public Safety Communications 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95811-0231 Office Phone: (916) 657-6153 Email: John.Lemmon@CalOES.ca.gov