The JRC Ispra trial site is a fully fenced, 167-hectare research campus for hands-on experimentation, testing and demonstration purposes. It features 36 km of roads under real-life driving conditions, nine Vehicle Emissions Laboratories (VELA 1-9) for calibration and electromagnetic compatibility/interference testing, and several anechoic chambers of various sizes for conducting radio frequency (RF) measurements in a clean channel environment.
The JRC is also host to the Radio Spectrum Laboratory (RSL), a research facility focusing on experimental RF activities both at the laboratory and field test levels. The goal of the RSL is to provide scientific and technical support to the European Commission in policy matters related to the efficient use of the radio spectrum across all EU Member States. In addition, RSL staff contributes to various technical groups in Standards Development Organisations (e.g. ETSI) and international coordinating bodies (e.g. the CEPT, the EU Radio Spectrum Committee, etc.).