AFRL Information Directorate Facilities (RI)

The following facilities are examples of the unique assets at Rome Research Site that aid in Global Awareness, Global Vigilance, Dynamic Planning and Execution and Global Information Enterprise.

AFRL Information Directorate FacilitiesAdvanced Computing Applications Laboratory  |  Advanced Processing and Exploitation (APEX) Center  |  Advanced Visualization & Interactive Displays (AVID)  |  Audio Processing Laboratory  |  Black Room  |  Command and Control Concept Center (C2CC)  |  Command and Control Technology Center (C2TC)  |  Cyber Integration and Test Environment (CITE)  |  High Performance Computing Affiliated Resource Center  |  Integrated Intelligence Innovation Facility (I3F)  |  Nanocomputing & Computational Intelligence Laboratory  |  Network-Centric Integration & Interoperability Facility (NCIIF)  |  Newport Research Site  |  Operational Information Management Development Laboratory  |  Quantum Communications Laboratory  |  Quantum Information Science Laboratory  |  Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Center  |  SATCOM Facility  |  Situation Awareness Laboratory  |  Stockbridge Research Site


Doing Business with AFRL/RI

Advanced Computing Applications Laboratory


Advanced Processing and Exploitation (APEX) Center

Supports analytical studies, conducts on-site and network distributed simulation exercises, and processes real multiple source intelligence (multi-INT) data to facilitate the successful transition of technology solutions.


Advanced Visualization & Interactive Displays (AVID)

Supports the development and analysis of concepts in advanced visualization, displays, and human-computer interaction in support of the Integrated C2 concept.


Audio Processing Laboratory

Supports research and development, testing, and integration of speech and audio processing algorithms in support of various intelligence applications that have been delivered to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Intelligence Community.


Black Room

Provides a unique opportunity to bring disparate computing resources into a reconfigurable, shared, and interactive space that affords researchers the ability to develop, present, and demonstrate concepts, problems, and solutions in a more data rich context, instead of the typical segmented approaches that are limited by standard system configurations.


Command and Control Concept Center (C2CC)

Provides an environment to conduct C2 system level experimentation and an evaluation lab using fielded C2 systems of record and their related data sets.


Command and Control Technology Center (C2TC)

This facility researches and develops advanced visualization and interactive displays, agents and machine-learning technologies, and tools for managing uncertainty in causal models to achieve mission assurance in joint and combined military operations.


Cyber Integration and Test Environment (CITE)

Provides a collaborative workspace for conducting cyber-related research and development, from proof of concept through advanced prototyping. The core focus is to provide a targetable transition platform for technology maturation and operational acceptance by leveraging partnerships with key agencies that support Air Force Network Operations (AFNETOPS). Provides a scalable and feature-rich environment consisting of isolated and interconnected test beds, configuration management, and enterprise services, to develop solutions that will ultimately become fielded capabilities.


High Performance Computing Affiliated Resource Center

Acquires and manages High Performance Computing (HPC) resources as part of its local infrastructure, but shares its resources with the broader DoD user community. Allows for interactive software development and testing on large clusters to provide massively scalable HPC applications.


Integrated Intelligence Innovation Facility (I3F)

Develops, tests, and showcases technologies that are being used across all services, the intelligence community, and combatant commands.


Nanocomputing & Computational Intelligence Laboratory

The Nanocomputing & Computational Intelligence laboratory supports advanced nanotechnology research in numerous areas, such as neuromorphic computing, hardware enabled cyber security, nanomaterial and device testing and characterization, hardware based neural networks, and reservoir/chaotic computing.


Network-Centric Integration & Interoperability Facility (NCIIF)

Supports research and development, analysis and integration of a wide range of communications and networking technologies.


Newport Research Site

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Primary mission: To evaluate antenna performance on full scale aircraft and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Thousands of antenna patterns measured in 1 rotation of the aircraft
  • 10 minutes of testing = more than 100 hours of actual flight testing
  • Early procurement cycle measurements save the Air Force millions of dollars
  • 10 years of measurements to date on the Air Force, Marine, Navy F-35 versions
  • Antenna performance measured for the F-22 fighter and B-1 bomber
  • Measurements taken for Army Win-T, GATR Satcom, C130, F-16 antennas
  • Newport is a test site for AFLR in-house research, e.g. MIMO, Manpack Satcom
  • Largest facility of its kind in the world

The site consists of eight measurement ranges, five of which are fully instrumented with:

  • Signal sources
  • Amplifiers
  • Computers
  • Receivers
  • Antennas
  • Displays
  • Fiber optic interfaces
  • Positioned controllers
  • High speed multiplex systems

Operational Information Management Development Laboratory

Supports Information Management services development access to EMULab capability and a TTCP-specific enclave for on-going collaborative work.


Quantum Communications Laboratory

Focuses on integrating quantum data encryption and quantum key distribution with high data rates, and free space optical communications with reduced size, weight, and power for secure, high-capacity communication links.


Quantum Information Science Laboratory

The Quantum Information Science laboratory supports research and development in the emergent field of quantum information science.


Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Center

The RF Technology Center serves as an experimental laboratory for a variety of RF-related programs and technology developments. It provides a unique electromagnetic simulation and measurement capability to support RF technology developments and electromagnetic environmental effects.


SATCOM Facility

Collects free-space propagation data to enable robust hybrid optical and higher frequency communications in poor/relevant atmospheric conditions.


Situation Awareness Laboratory

Provides an environment for researchers to utilize a suite of in-house tools, datasets, and scenarios to conduct unbiased assessments and experiments of text and networks analysis applications and resources. Numerous products have been transitioned to Air Force Intel agencies.


Stockbridge Research Site

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Used for development of real world experimentation with advanced radio frequency (RF)/optional communications, networking and information technologies, cyber techniques and effects, including small unmanned aircraft systems.

  • All-weather full season RF Controllable Contested Environment
  • C4ISR, Cyber, Spectrum, Networking
  • Flexible frequency authorizations
  • Heavy-duty turntable with a 200' high arched measurement probe - large aircraft and vehicle capable hemispherical RF-optical system evaluations
  • 300 acre flexible test site, varying in relative distance, topology and foliage density

Doing Business with AFRL/RI

AFRL Facilities Photo Gallery

Advanced Computing Applications Laboratory
Advanced Processing and Exploitation (APEX) Center
Advanced Visualization & Interactive Displays (AVID)
Audio Processing Laboratory
Black Room
Command and Control Concept Center (C2CC)
Command and Control Technology Center (C2TC)
Cyber Integration and Test Environment (CITE)
High Performance Computing Affiliated Resource Center
Integrated Intelligence Innovation Facility (I3F)
Nanocomputing & Computational Intelligence Laboratory
Network-Centric Integration & Interoperability Facility (NCIIF)
Newport Research Site
Operational Information Management Development Laboratory
Quantum Communications Laboratory
Quantum Information Science Laboratory
Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Center
SATCOM Facility
Situation Awareness Laboratory
Stockbridge Research Site

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