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Request For Information (RFI) and Areas of Interest

If you are interested in submitting an experiment proposal for consideration please carefully review the NPS FX Request for Information (RFI) linked below. This document provides guidelines for submitting an experiment proposal as well as a bulleted list of areas of interest. For ease of use, you may also preview these areas of interest in the table below.

Primary RFI
FX Big Data RFI
Special Interest RFI


FX 17-3 (15-19 May 2017) will be located at Camp Roberts, CA. This event will be hosted in a field environment supporting unmanned flight operations, a controlled radio frequency spectrum and access to a mock urban environment.  Of specific interest for this event are any experiments relating to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HA/DR):


Although threaded experiments in these areas will be a significant part of the 17-3 event, submissions will be considered that address any of the RFI areas of interest (listed in the expandable table below).


FX 17-3 will include 4 days of experimentation including a data sharing day. The focus of the data sharing experimentation is to build a more robust experiment collaboration framework, by exploring data formats, protocols and paths.  Experimenters are encouraged to move data between experiments and to the technical operations center.   Event staff will work with the invited experiments to design the data sharing procedures to maximize exploration of each technology. The purpose of this is not to achieve a desired end state or to “score” or “rate” the experiments, but instead seeks to facilitate broader collaborations between experiments and for event stakeholders and uniformed end users to better understand and learn from the experiments.


The overall focus of JIFX will be to explore technologies that have the potential of rapidly increasing military & first responder capability, reducing the cost of current capabilities, providing options for reducing force structure associated with a capability, or providing a means to work and share more with partner nations and other organizations.

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Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) Experiment Proposal Areas of Interest

  1. sUAS with Multispectral and Hyperspectral Sensing Capabilities
  2. Small Personal Reconnaissance Devices (PRDs)
  3. Larger UAS Class I/II
  4. Improved Power and Antennas for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  5. Technologies Supporting Swarm and Counter-Swarm Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS)
  6. Light Aerial Combat Vehicle
  1. Fusion and Distribution of Data
  2. Big Data Computing Architectures
  1. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS)
  2. Undersea Mine & IED Mitigation
  3. Small Vessel Cooperative Identification and Tracking (SVCT) and Non-Cooperative Vessel Imaging and Tracking (NVIT)
  4. Persistent ISR Assets
  5. Digital Characterization/Classification of Maritime Vessels
  6. Maritime Risk, Threat, Analysis and Resilience
  1. Secure Communication and Data
  2. Scalable, Mobile and OTH Digital Communication Networks
  3. Communication with Unresponsive Aircraft in Restricted Airspace
  4. Network Security for Hastily Formed and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.
  5. Location, Tracking and Communication Technologies
  6. Heads-Up Display Situational Awareness/Tracking/Physiological Monitoring Technologies  
  7. Technologies that provide communication in any environmental condition (including through barriers, inside buildings, and underground)
  8. Tactical IT architectures  
  9. Agile network Architectures
  10. Distributed spectrum management
  11. Global Access Technologies
  12. Untethered, underwater communication systems  
  13. Air to Ground Communication Hardware
  14. Networking Technologies that Support “Cloud Hubs”
  1. Social Media for Situational Awareness
  2. Maritime Domain Awareness
  3. Improved Situational Awareness and Collaborative Tools/Applications for Synchronized Execution
  4. Tracking solutions for GPS denied environments
  5. Command and Control Optimization, Modeling and Simulation
  6. Information Exchange and Communication between Disparate Organizations
  7. Maritime Common Operating Picture
  8. Maritime C4ISR Technologies
  1. Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO)
  2. Interoperable Communication Solutions in Network Denied Disaster Response Environments
  3. Mobile Data Collection during Disaster Response Operations
  4. Cellular Strength Mapping in Disaster Environments
  5. Improved re-usable barrier material to compliment or replace current Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  1. Improved Life-Support during Patient Evacuation
  2. Rapid Body Temperature Detection
  3. Code-based Reporting System for Transmitting Information Across a Wide Range of Outlets
  4. Rapid Virus Testing
  5. Anti-Viral Sterilizing Technologies
  6. Technologies Augmenting Current Distributed Health and Preparedness Training


  1. Signature Reductions and Management
  2. Exploitation of Data Links
  3. Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM)
  4. Lightweight, Active, Selective Jamming Payloads for Unmanned Systems
  1. Deployed Infrastructure Building and Maintenance
  2. Deployable Lighting Technologies
  3. Energy efficiencies
  4. Water Generation and Purification Systems
  5. Safer (non-propagation/non-flammable) batteries
  1. Detection and measurement of chemical or biological agents in aerial plumes
  2. Mobile and portable detection and measuring


  1. Warfighter Performance Enhancements
  2. Integrated Personal Protective Equipment
  3. Wearable Sensor Technologies
  1. Near Real-time In-transit Visibility (ITV)
  2. Mobility Management Solutions
  3. Next generation Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC)
  1. Targeting Technologies for Faster, More Precise Engagements
  2. Land domain Non-Lethal/Scalable Effects Engagement
  3. Non-Lethal/Scalable Effects Engagement
  4. Canine Operations