The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Integrated Broadcast Service Laboratory (IBS Lab) conducts distributed end-to-end testing to determine the extent Integrated Broadcast Service-Network Services (IBS-NS) and Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) consumer and producer systems satisfy Service-level Information Exchange Requirements (IER) and system data exchanges as identified in IBS and system requirements documents. The JITC IBS conducts laboratory-based standards conformance testing to determine system conformance to Military Standard (MIL-STD) 6018 Common Message Format (CMF) and MIL-STD-6020 Tactical Data Link (TDL)/CMF Forwarding.
The JITC IBSL is a cross-functional organizational testbed that maintains Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information, Secret, and Unclassified networks and test domains. The IBS infrastructure includes federated connectivity enabling network-based distributed testing as well as isolated network and workstation capabilities. The IBS also maintains a suite of operationally fielded tactical terminals and Tactical Data Processors (TDP) to enable Over-the-Air distributed testing.
The IBSL can actively and responsively connect to both operational Global IBS Network Servers (GINS) (East and West), the four Combatant Command Theater Interface Nodes (TIN), Exercise and Operational Communications, the Continental United States Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) network, Integrated Broadcast Service-Alternate Path (IBS-A) networks, and the Integrated Broadcast Service-eXperimental (IBS-X) suite as producers or consumers (as applicable) to support end-to-end interoperability tests and exercise/test support.
Please note: These documents are available on the JITC Industry Toolkit . Users must obtain a JIT account to access these documents. Contact the IBS POC for more information.
Joint Interoperability Test Plan (JITP) for Testing Tactical Data Links (TDL) 3006, Appendix I (IBS)
IBS POINTS OF CONTACT
IBS Test Officer:
IBS Support Contract Lead:
IBS Support Manager:
IBS Lab email (unclass):
IBS Lab email (Secret):