Stockbridge Research Site
Stockbridge provides a truly unique capability to support real world, outdoor, and tactical edge experimentation for a wide range of technologies. The 25 remote nodes, or “pads” spread across Stockbridge’s 300 acres provide shelter, power, antenna/towers, and fiber optic and network connectivity to a control center located in our Main building. This infrastructure supports cost effective, rapid performance of experiments and tests to support multiple technology areas, including RF communications, spectrum, networking, cyber, sensor and information.
Controllable Contested Environment (CCE)
Capability that supports the generation and creation of a repeatable and configurable RF environment. Supports R&D and experimentation on many technology areas, including dynamic spectrum access techniques, policy-based routing approaches, and cognitive network node performance in challenging environments.
- 300 acres of rural land
- Electromagnetically quiet environment
- Buildings to support experiments
- Flexible frequency authorizations
- 24 locations with power and network
- Existing towers for antenna mounting
- Flexible network architecture
- Diverse set of small UAS platforms
- Flight approvals for experimentation
- Trained and experienced personnel
Broad Range of Capabilities
- Mobile Network experimentation
- Dynamic Spectrum access
- Radio and link performance testing
- Protocol analysis
- RF measurements
- Network testing
- SUAS Flight testing
- Cyber assessment and experimentation
24 remote pad sites with shelters, towers, power and fiber provide a flexible capability to support experiments. Available assets can also provide ground based mobile experiment support.
120 Foot Walk Up Tower
(construction in progress) located adjacent to the Main building this tower provides line of sight capability to Rome and Newport sites. Equipped with enclosed workspace, power, network connectivity and flexible equipment mounting, the tower provides elevated experimentation with an easy walk up configuration.
2 60x600 foot runways, and a wide variety of fixed wing and VTOL platforms enable airborne testing of payloads up to 15 pounds. Current flight approvals enable testing within a 16 square mile area surrounding the site.
Main & Butler Building
Two permanent buildings support wide range of capabilities. The Main building has laboratory space, meeting space, and serves as hub for communications and management. The Butler building provides storage and larger experiment workspace.
An evolving distributed management and control architecture enables flexible, repeatable and configurable RF and spectrum assets. Using a combination of assets including signal generators, commercial and military radios, the environment provides signal sources over wide range of frequencies to support and control a variety of RF testing.
240 foot main tower and a 183 foot Jib tower with a remotely controlled mobile cart. Provides flexible and rapid capability to put assets above ground. Supports large airframe and vehicle antenna evaluations.
Collection of scalable spectrum assessment hardware and tools, enabling collection and characterization of RF spectrum. Provides valuable experimental data to support analysis and testing of all types of communications, information and cyber systems.
The Stockbridge Experimentation and Test Facility is a world class facility providing a truly unique capability to support real world, outdoor and tactical edge experimentation for a wide range of technologies. Our certification by the FAA provides us with the ability to conduct airborne testing utilizing our fleet of SUAS providing the ability for controlled experiments in a dynamic environment. This infrastructure supports the cost effective testing and development of technologies envisioned for use in ground based and/or airborne configurations.
Doing Business at Stockbridge:
The Stockbridge Facility is available to both Government and commercial customers for test purposes. Stockbridge provides an agile, flexible experimentation and developmental test environment capable of supporting a wide range of ground or airborne testing. Our unique configuration of test nodes greatly reduces set up time and allows for greater time spent on testing. Experimental and test range services are performed on a cost reimbursable basis through various agreement mechanisms.
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