Public Safety Mobile Radio
Communications Consulting


Federal Engineering consultants have in-depth knowledge of public safety land mobile radio technologies that is unsurpassed in the industry. Our public safety specialists have worked on virtually every type of system and in hundreds of situations as consultants, manufacturer employees, first responders, and public officials. These experts will craft the most cost-effective solution based on your communications needs.

FE is an independent, nationwide systems engineering and consulting firm specializing in the planning, design and implementation of state-of-the-art communications systems. We have been assisting state and local governments since 1983, consistently exceeding our clients’ expectations. Because we are not affiliated with equipment manufacturers or service providers, our designs are not biased toward any particular vendor, technology, product or approach.

FE has developed a robust toolset to deliver the best possible services to our clients. These tools have been proven over numerous projects and include:

  • FEClientNet® – a web based resource for the timely exchange of information between FE consultants and our clients.
  • FEPerformancePro– our comprehensive network design toolset composed of:
    • FECoverage™ – complete coverage analysis tool
    • FEMapper™ – high-resolution mapping tool
    • FENetwork™ – reliable network capacity analysis tool
    • FEMitigate™ – system-wide interference analysis tool
    • FECostPro™ – a quantitative analysis resource for high-level budgeting

FE’s services cover all phases of your system’s life cycle; from Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning through Independent Validation and Verification of installed systems.

Federal Engineering Services

  • Needs assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Total communications network design
  • Dispatch center design
  • Coverage and capacity analyses
  • Spectrum planning and interference analyses
  • Site planning, surveys, and selection
  • Governance
  • Interoperability analysis
  • Mobile data
  • RFP development
  • Procurement support
  • FCC license applications
  • Program management
  • Implementation management
  • Independent validation

Technology Expertise

Public safety radio technologies

  • P25 suite of standards
  • Proprietary technologies
  • CDMA
  • FDMA
  • TDMA

Diverse systems

  • Analog and digital
  • Conventional and trunked
  • DES and AES encryption
  • IMBE and AMBE vocoders
  • Mobile data over-the-air protocols
  • Integrated voice and data

All two-way radio frequency bands

  • Low band
  • VHF
  • UHF
  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 4.9 GHz

All manufacturers' equipment

  • EADS
  • EF Johnson
  • Harris (M/A-COM)
  • Motorola
  • Tait
  • Other manufacturers

Broadband and backhaul systems

  • Microwave
  • Optical fiber
  • T-carrier

Wideband wireless data

  • LTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • WiMAX