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Welcome to the Field Experimentation 18-2 Page

On the right you will find links to event documents and resources for FX 18-2, held at Camp Roberts, California from 26 February - 3 March 2018. 

Below you will find updates both prior to and during the event.

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List of Experiments

 

A. Unmanned, Semi-Autonomous, and Autonomous Systems Design, Deployment and Operations

A-01: Swarm Multi-Rotor Drones, Naval Postgraduate School

A-02: Baton - A Precision Delivery Device, Applewhite Aero, LLC

A-03: DroneFox, WhiteFox Defense Technologies

A-04: Long Endurance UAS Flight Test for 24/7 Continuous Earth Imagery, Zenith Aerospace

A-05: VTOL Air Cargo Logistics System - Sub-Scale System Bring-Up, Elroy Air

A-06: One World Terrain, University of Southern California's Insititute for Creative Technologies

A-07: VTOL Air Cargo Logistics System - Robotic Cargo System, Elroy Air

A-08: Drone Delivery of a Mounted, Semi-Permanent, Off-Grid Solar Charging Kit, Canopy Rising, LTD

 

B. Countering Unmanned Systems

B-01: MEMS Acoustic Directional Finder Capable of Detecting a Low Slow Flyer with a High Level of Directional Accuracy, Naval Postgraduate School

B-02: RF Unmanned/Autonomous Systems (UAS) detection, Spectranetix

 

F. Precision Navigation and Timing (PNT) in GPS Denied Environments

F-01: Fully Autonomous UAV Flight for Disaster Response Missions, AutoModality, Inc

 

H. Digital analytics

H-01: Social Sensing for Intelligence Situational Awareness, US Army Research Laboratory

 

J. Communication and Networking

J-01: Leveraging Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Technologies to Create Wireless Sensor Networks to Augment Airbase Ground Defense, Naval Postgraduate School

J-02: Project Kymeta, Kymeta Government Solutions

J-03: CENETIX, Naval Postgraduate School

J-04: Limit Data Travel Distance, HOPZERO

J-05: Wireless Networked Communications for Persistent Sensing, US Army Research Laboratory

 

K. Decision Support (DS), Situation Awareness (SA), and visualization

K-01: Simtable Visualization, Simtable

K-02: Leveraging Enterprise Communications Data for Situational Awareness and Enhanced Productivity, Zuess Inc.

K-03: Data Transmission Limits to Support Information Exchange between Disparate Organizations, HOPZERO

 

L. Humanitarian Assistance (HA), Disaster Response (DR), Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA), and Pandemic Response

L-01: Sparrowhawk Paramotor Unmanned Air-Vehicle Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations Support Capability, Trident world Systems, Inc.

L-02: Mounted, Semi-Permanent, Off-Grid Solar Charging Kit, Canopy Rising, Ltd.

L-03: Fulcrum Community for Mobile Data Collection during Disaster Response, Spatial Neworks, Inc.

 

N. Cyber, Cyber Security, and Electronic Warfare

N-01: Range and effects test against known emitters of interest using the Fly Away Broadcast System- Marine Corps Variant (FABS-MCV) Heavy (H), Marine Corps Information Operations Center

 


Event Schedule

-- SUBJECT TO CHANGE --

Monday, 26 February

0700 – Venue and Registration Open

0730 – Arrival and Setup Time – All participants check in at registration trailer PRIOR to going to experiment sites

1200 – Event In Brief (mandatory for all experimenters)

  • Opening remarks (JIFX staff)
  • Safety brief overview (JIFX staff)
  • Experiment Introductions (Experiment leads)
  • Opportunities for Collaboration (Experiment leads)
  • Flight Operations

1400 – Afternoon Experimentation & RF Emitter Characterization and Frequency De-confliction (mandatory for all experiments transmitting on UAS control frequencies)

1700 – Afternoon Debrief

 

Tuesday, 27 February

0700 – Venue and Registration Open

0800 – Morning Brief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

0900 – Morning experimentation

1200 – Lunch Presentation: NPS Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER), Ms. Lyla Englehorn, CRUSER Associate Director

1300 – Afternoon experimentation

1700 – Afternoon Debrief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

 

Wednesday, 28 February

0700– Venues and registration open

0800 – Morning brief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

0900– Morning experimentation

1200 – Working Group Session, Focus Area: Unmanned Aerial Systems for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response

1330 – JIFX Stakeholder Meeting (JIFX Staff & Government Stakeholders Only)

1700 – Afternoon Debrief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

 
Thursday, 1 March

0700 – Venues & registration open

0800 – Morning brief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

0900 – Integrated Scenario Experimentation

1200 – Lunch Break

1300 – Afternoon Experimentation

1600 – Event Debrief (mandatory for one representative from each experiment)

 
Friday, 2 March

0700 – Finish remaining experimentation, pack and depart


Experimenters Phone Calls

Wednesdays, 1330 ET / 1030 PT  

(831) 296-3509  

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Directions & Logistics

Register to Attend

Map of FX Areas

McMillan Airfield Weather

 


Important Links

 

Requirements for Flight at Camp Roberts

 

Requirements for Frequency Use at NPS FX 

 

Camp Roberts Unescorted Access Form

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