Join us for the next Field Experimentation event!

Experimenters

1) Review the Request for Information (RFI)

For information about our areas of interest and how to run an experiment at the event, please see the event's Request for Information (RFI)

Experimentation at the event is by invitation only. If you are interested in running an experiment, please preview the RFI document below for experiment proposal submission instructions. If accepted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation notifying you of your acceptance. On-site attendance as an observer is possible, but is reserved for government employees.


2) Submit an Experiment Proposal

Applicants interested in attending an NPS FX event to conduct an experiment should submit an experiment proposal for consideration. Multiple proposals addressing different experiments may be submitted and reviewed individually, however each proposal must address only one experiment. Experiment proposals may be submitted at the link below.

Do not submit experiment proposals with requests for funding. Your submission will be treated as information only; it will not be treated as a proposal for funding. NPS FX experiments are self-funded by experimenters.


3) Attend Weekly Experimenter Calls

All experiment lead's must participate in the weekly experimenter teleconferences leading up to the events. The conference calls begin the week following the experiment proposal deadline and continue up until the event.

Dial-in information is emailed to approved experimenters.


4) Submit Flight Forms

Operating an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at an NPS Field Experimentation (FX) event requires extensive paperwork. If you intend to fly any aircraft at JIFX (including “RC,” “Hobby,” “Quad Rotor”,  “Drones,” etc.), you must complete the required documents below prior to the event’s required flight forms due date.


5) Submit Frequency Information

NPS FX experiments must comply with U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Federal Communications Commision (FCC) rules and regulations for radio frequency (RF) emissions. Active frequency management and monitoring is conducted during all NPS FX events, and any experiment not in compliance must be stopped immediately. Reporting and approval requirements can vary depending on the type of organization conducting the experiment, the type of device, and the frequencies used. Use this as a guide for your reporting and approval requirements, submit any required information to us by the scheduled dates, and address any questions to npsfx@nps.edu.


6) Register to Attend

Every individual who will physically attend the event must register in order to be granted gate access and receive the necessary badging. Registration is also required for all virtual participants. Registrants from state, local, and federal government agencies are guaranteed acceptance. Non-government individuals not affiliated with an experiment proposal may register, however acceptance is not guaranteed.

All participants (experimenters, observers, etc.) must register for this event at the link above!


Observers

Register to Attend

Every individual who will physically attend the event must register in order to be granted gate access and receive the necessary badging. Registration is also required for all virtual participants. Registrants from state, local, and federal government agencies are guaranteed acceptance. Non-government individuals not affiliated with an experiment proposal may register, however acceptance is not guaranteed.

All participants (experimenters, observers, etc.) must register for this event at the link above!