C4ISR Testing Service


The Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Test Bed (TB) provides a relevant environment to assess legacy, current force and future technologies. The C4ISR TB plans, conducts, analyzes and provides a venue for technical test of systems, including C4ISR systems and System of Systems (SOS).


  • Desensitization: Provides information on degradation of a radio systems’ receiving sensitivity as a result of integration into an environment that may be producing electromagnetic interference.
  • Co-Site: Provides information on co-location of radio communication systems on the same platform that cause an effect of unwanted energy due to one or a combination of emissions, reflection or inductions upon a receiving radio communication system, which decrease range or the distance of radio communications.
  • Antenna Isolation: Provides results on the amount of Radio Frequency (RF) energy being injected from one co-located antenna to another on the same ground plain, which takes into account the physical 3-dimensional spacing/relationship, nearby objects and the varying frequency response of the antennas.
  • Communication Range: Utilizes the open air line of site of Fort Huachuca and the surrounding are to provide information on a radio’s performance at maximum distances.
  • Network/Communications Performance: A measure of a system’s computers and communications (C2) abilities end to end. It verifies that network parameters are correct and provide network characteristics.
  • Distributed: Provide comprehensive, robust test capability through connection to remote locations via Defense Research Engineering Network (DREN), TITAN and Over-the-Air using satellite emulators with various frequency capabilities, i.e. UHF, C-Band, L-Band, KU-Band, KA-Band and X-Band. Utilization of the instrumentation shed using NSA approved alarm technology for test equipment in a fielded environment.
  • Tactical Radio Lab: PM established GMR training and GMR Software/Hardware validation facility.
  • Static and Mobile TOCs: Provides a configurable suite of ABCS platforms that can be used to simulate Battalion, Brigade and Division echelons. The TOCs platforms include: BCS, CPOF, MCS, AFATDS, AMDWS, BCS3, AIC, GCCS-A, C2PC and FBCB2.


  • Technical expertise and resources are available at the C4ISR TB to design and fabricate specialized cables, test fixtures, mechanical prototypes and electronic test aids.
  • The C4ISR TB staff has expertise in testing a wide variety of radios and networks for many military program managers (PM), such as:
    • WIN-T
    • GMR
    • HMS
    • JCR/FBCB2


The C4ISR TB’s mission is to provide quality, efficient, timely, value-added test services including comprehensive C4ISR systems, SOS and network performance information. The C4ISR TB takes pride in providing acute detailed information and documented test results to assist with production of the best possible product for the Warfighter.