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The FX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty, students, private companies, and academia to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense research in an operational field environment, and also to provide the operational community the opportunity to experiment with these technologies to better understand the capabilities that they may represent.
We provide a realistic field environment with airspace, buildings, tunnels, forests, open plains, etc.
You provide an emerging technology to address challenges faced by the US Military Forces
Together we collaborate and learn about challenges your technology may address! 

Upcoming Events




4 - 8 February 2019

Camp Roberts, CA

Focus Area: Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Wildfire Fighting Operations


JIFX FY19 Request for Information


Submit an Experiment Proposal

**Experiment Proposals close 14 December 2018**



29 April - 3 May 2019

Camp Roberts, CA

Focus Area: TBD



22 - 26 July 2019

Camp Roberts, CA

Focus Area: TBD

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JIFX 18-4 was held at the NPS Field Laboratory  on McMillian Airfield, Camp Roberts, CA.  Continuing our 15th year of field experimentation at NPS, this event, which focused on countering unmanned systems, hosted 12 total experiments with over 170 researchers and developers from over 40 unique organizations. 

Students from three different programs at the Naval Postgraduate School attended the event to evaluate the Technology Readiness Levels of each experiment and provide assistance to the Joint Vulnerability Assessment Branch throughout the JIFX event.  These students were from the Network Operations and Technology (NWOT), Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO), and Information Warfare Systems Engineering (ISWE) programs.  We look forward to continuing the opportunity for NPS students to attend JIFX events in the near future.


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The Naval Postgraduate School is proud to celebrate the 15th year of Field Experimentation. The FX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty and students to engage with industry, academia and the warfighter in a field environment. It also provides the opportunity for these institutions to learn, through experimentation with emerging technologies, the way forward to apply these technologies to national security challenges.

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 18-3 hosted 23 experiments at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Field Laboratory at McMillan Airfield, Camp Roberts. Over 280 researchers and developers from 85 unique government, private, and academic organization participate in this event, that included a focus on larger (group 2 & 3) unmanned air systems to provide persistent multi-purpose support to military, disaster response and humanitarian operations.

The event also expanded the emphasis on cyber security for emerging technologies with “good cyber hygiene” being emphasized in all experimentation efforts.
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Commencing the 15th year of NPS Field Experimentation, JIFX 18-2 hosted 18 experiments from 26 February to 2 March, at Camp Roberts, the California National Guard’s premier Maneuver Training Center. The NPS field experimentation program conducts quarterly collaborative experimentation to help the Department of Defense, other government agencies, andstate and local governments incorporate emerging technology into their operations. Over 180 researchers and developers from 77 government, private, and academic organizations participated in this cycle, which was focused on the impact of unmanned and autonomous systems on wildfire fighting operations and support. Experiments ranged from information security in diverse and ad hoc networks, to three-dimensional visualizations of operating areas, and to the use of unmanned ground and air vehicles for precisely locating hazardous material. Planning has already begun for the next experimentation cycle. JIFX 18-3 will be held 4-8 June and will focus on the use of larger (group 2 & 3) unmanned air systems to provide persistent multi-purpose support to military, disaster response, and humanitarian operations.


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Additional Naval Postgraduate School Resources

Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)




Naval Postgraduate School Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX)




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