The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (EPG) mission is to plan, conduct, analyze, and report the results of developmental tests in support of Network, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Program Managers, Program Executive Officers, and industry ensuring Soldiers receive systems that enable mission accomplishment on the battlefield. This testing mission often requires various types of unique live and simulated instrumentation and assets. EPG utilizes both Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) solutions and develops instrumentation solutions in-house in order to achieve its unique testing mission.

Phoenix Overview

EPG's Phoenix Architecture is the overarching structure that integrates all of EPG's test capabilities across six functional areas providing seamless communication and efficient data exchange. These six functional areas include:

  • Test Planning
  • Status and Control
  • Data Collection and Stimulation
  • Data Management
  • Data Reduction and Analysis
  • Visualization and Reporting

Phoenix is composed of both hardware and software components capable of providing test support for testers and developers of new Command, Control, Communication, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems. Phoenix is especially useful for testing distributed system of systems and can be tailored to meet unique requirements of the testing community. The software suite provides stimulation, simulation, collection, reduction, visualization, and analysis of test data. The hardware suite is composed of both COTS and uniquely developed components to handle C4I testing requirements.

Research and Development

EPG has state of the art research development and instrumentation tools available for our engineers to produce deployable technologies to assist in the development testing in direct support of U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) and the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC). The EPG Office of Technology Development researches and develops the necessary tools and techniques to support ATEC's C4ISR testing and evaluation mission ensuring Soldiers receive systems that enable mission accomplishment on the battlefield.

Instrumentation Facilities

EPG utilizes several facilities to enable the research, development, production, and maintenance of instrumentation needed to accomplish EPG's testing mission. These facilities consist of the Software Integration /Test Lab, Orion Lab, and the Test Technology Design & Development (T2D2) Lab. Each lab hosts the experienced engineers and comprehensive tools requisite for the instrumentation development and maintenance life cycle.