Ohio Plugfest

OmniAir Ohio Plugfest 

November 8-12 

OmniAir Consortium is proud to announce that it will host the OmniAir Ohio Plugfest the week of November 8-12 in Columbus, OH. This Fall’s event will focus on cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technologies. Bench testing will take place at The Ohio State University, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), 930 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212. Field testing will be conducted in a live traffic environment in cooperation with the BETA District and the Cities of Dublin and Marysville.

OmniAir Plugfests are the premiere readiness testing events for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together V2X Device Manufacturers, Test Laboratories, and Test Tool Providers from around the world to test in a cooperative environment. 

The event will follow a hybrid meeting format, with most testing slots reserved for in-person testing. V2X device makers unable to attend in-person will have the option to ship their device(s) and experience device testing through virtual witnessing.

OmniAir Consortium and its event partners are committed to supporting a safe experience.  The health and safety of all event participants are our top priority.

Like all Plugfest events, this event is open to all OmniAir members.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is the preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States and an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. With a concentration on preparing the next generation of automotive leaders, CAR is recognized for interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, advanced and unique experimental facilities, collaboration on advanced product development projects with industry, and a balance of government and privately sponsored research. CAR’s research focuses on energy, safety and the environment and it offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff and industry partners.  


The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest is a week-long testing event focusing on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) testing. 

The primary objective of the Ohio Plugfest is to evaluate the readiness of V2X devices and test tools based on our Release 1 test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program, the world’s first, for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU).  

This year’s event will feature a combination of remote and in-person testing. Bench conformance testing will occur at The Ohio State University – Center for Automotive Research. Field testing will be conducted in a live traffic environment in cooperation with the BETA District and the City of Marysville.

OmniAir technical staff and participating OmniAir Authorized Test Lab (OATL) personnel, along with a combination of test equipment provided by OmniAir member companies, will perform tests for our members and strategic partners.

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest will offer the following focused LTE-V (C-V2X PC5) testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments:

  • Radio Bench testing including more comprehensive overnight offering for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • Upper Layer Conformance and Protocol Bench Testing for OBU & RSU device testing against OmniAir specifications for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Bench Testing for DSRC (upon advance request) and LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • NTCIP 1218 SMNPv3 Evaluation Trial
  • BSM Application Drive Comparison Live Field Testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing and Multi-source Certificate Interoperability Testing

How can I upload the new test cases and TCIv3 for my C-V2X device?

OmniAir members have access to both the Release 1 test cases and TCIv3 on the members only section of the OmniAir website.

Non-OmniAir members wanting to participate in testing are encouraged to contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development rhall@omniair.org for consideration. 

OmniAir members have developed the first comprehensive set of test cases for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5) radios, based on industry standards. These include new test cases for On-Board Units (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSUs). Many test cases are based on existing test specifications for OmniAir’s existing certification program for DSRC-V2X radios.

OmniAir is also offering application testing for the first time. 

OmniAir C-V2X Test Cases are Based on the Following Standards:

  • 3GPP 36-521 & 36-523 Radio Transmissions & Receptions
  • SAE J3161/1:2020 OBU LTE-V2X Communications
  • IEEE 1609.2:2017, 2a & 2b:2019 Security Services
  • IEEE 1609.2.1(CAMP):2020 SCMS & Certificates
  • IEEE 1609.3:2020 Network Services
  • IEEE 1609.4:2016 Multi-Channel Operations
  • SAE J2735 Message Decoding
  • SAE J2945/1:2020 V2V Minimum Performance
  • SAE J2945/1 & /1A:2020 BSM Checklist Driving Test
  • SAE J2945/1A:2020 BSM Min. Performance & Location Accuracy Field Testing
  • SAE J2735 SPAT per 783-OA-TSS&TP-SPAT
  • SAE J2735 MAP per 782-OA-TSS&TP-MAP

  OmniAir DSRC Test Cases: 

  • 802.11p PHY 
  • SCMS & Sec Certs 
  • 1609.2 Sec 
  • 1609.3 NS 
  • 1609.4 MC 
  • J2735 WSMs
  • J2945/1 BSMs RSU 4.1 & SNMP
  • OBU: Drive Test
  • OBU: Loc Accy

To request certificates please contact Ryan Hall.

Please include “OmniAir Ohio Plugfest” in the subject heading and attach the Security Requirements document to your request.

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop, in partnership with the DriveOhio Alliance, will take place in-person at the Ohio Statehouse on Monday, November 8, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. Vendor demonstrations from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, contact Ryan Hall for more information regarding vendor booths.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to attend live panel sessions, featuring leading V2X experts from industry and government, to learn about recent advances in C-V2X applications and deployment, V2X-based tolling and Road User Charging (RUC), V2X for micro-mobility and the Vulnerable Road User (VRU), and the importance of readiness testing and certification.


Interested in presenting? To join our program of expert speakers, complete the online application form, or send your proposal to Kate Oldham before Friday, October 1.

                                                Directions to the Ohio Statehouse

Where is the Statehouse?
The Ohio Statehouse is located in downtown Columbus on the corner of High and Broad Streets.

Parking at the Statehouse

Statehouse Underground Parking Garage
1 Capital Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4275

The Statehouse offers underground parking with direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse. You can enter the parking garage from Broad, State or Third Streets.

Simply pull a ticket and park in any non-reserved spot. It is suggested that you park on the green parking level, but there is additional parking spots on the yellow and blue levels.

From the Parking Garage to the Ohio Statehouse
Once you have parked your car please head to the green level of the parking garage. You’ll enter the Statehouse through a set of sliding glass doors near aisle 8, in the middle of the green level, where you will see a sign above the door that reads “Ohio Statehouse.”

Note: there are more than one set of sliding glass doors on both sides of the parking garage. Please find the sliding glass doors that say “Ohio Statehouse” above.

Once you enter the sliding glass doors, go to the top of the stairs, where you will be greeted by an Ohio Highway Patrol Officer (you will go through security at this time). Once through security, please follow the directional signage posted behind the Ohio Highway Patrol Officer.

From the 3rd Street Entrance to the Ohio Statehouse 

This is if you utilize street or outside lot parking.

Once you have entered through the 3rd Street doors, there will be two sets of white marble staircases in front of you, please follow directional signage either on or in-between the white marble staircases.


Daily Parking Rates at the Ohio Statehouse 

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday





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Join OmniAir Consortium and event sponsor Keysight Technologies on Tuesday, November 9 at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) as a panel of leading female industry experts share stories about their journeys, the contributions they have made, the impact of being female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

This dynamic event will provide female undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to meet with professionals in the technology and engineering fields.

Panelists include:

  • Heidi McDonald, District Sales Manager, Keysight Technologies
  • Dr. La’Tonia Stiner-Jones, Ph.D., MBA, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Engineering Department, The Ohio State University
  • Sue Bai, Chief Engineer, Division Director, Honda Research Institute USA
  • Nora Anderson, Ohio Traffic and ITS Lead, WSP
  • Angela Leo, Manager, IT Project Management Office, Innovation & Technology Services, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

In addition to the panel, the event agenda includes lunch and a mini career fair/speed-networking component.

Eligible students are encouraged to bring a current resume!

Students traveling from out of state may qualify for a room stipend, please contact Kate Oldham, koldham@omniair.org, for more information.

EMPLOYERS – speed-networking opportunities available. Please contact Kate Oldham, koldham@omniair.org.

Please note:

  • This event is free of charge to students
  • Room stipends available for qualifying students – contact Kate Oldham, koldham@omniair.org, for more information
  • Register early as there is limited in-person attendance
  • Lunch provided by sponsor WSP!
  • Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

                                                                                                                                         June 2021 STEM event at the OmniAir Michigan Plugfest, Mcity Test Facility.          

Interested in sponsoring? OmniAir offers several attractive sponsorship packages. Click the box below to view  listed opportunities or contact Ryan Hall for more information.  

The Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU, located at 780 Yard Road, Columbus, OH  43212, is the preferred hotel for the OmniAir Ohio Plugfest.


Additional Nearby Hotels:

Aloft Columbus University District

1295 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212 USA

+1 614-294-7500


Hyatt House Columbus Osu / Short – North

633 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 298-1299


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU

1421 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212

(614) 297-9912



RSU Shipping

For those that plan to hang an RSU for field testing in the cities of Dublin and Marysville, the delivery deadline is Friday, October 29.

RSU’s can be shipped to the below addresses:


City of Dublin

ATTN: Jeannie Willis/OmniAir/PlugFest 

6555 Shier Rings Road

Dublin Oh 43016


City of Marysville

ATTN: Marc Dilsaver/Ohio Plugfest 
209 S. Main St.
Marysville, OH 43040


OBU and Test Equipment Shipping

Onboard units and test equipment can be shipped to the below address:


The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

ATTN: Darrin Orr / Ohio Plugfest 

930 Kinnear Road

Columbus, OH.  43212

In case you might need a visa to travel to the United States, please send your request of invitation letter for visa application to Jason Conley with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.


☐ Ms.      ☐ Mrs.      ☐ Mr.

First name


Last name




Date of Birth


Passport Number


Passport Place of Issue


Passport Date of Issue


Passport Expiry Date










Full Mailing Address

(if hardcopy required)


Expected Entry Date


Expected Leaving Date


Payment in full of all fees is due upon registration. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for any reason. OmniAir will apply your paid registration to a future event if the event is postponed or cancelled.

OmniAir continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.  The health and safety of event participants and staff are our top priority.

Detailed guidelines will be published ahead of the event. Attendees are encouraged to refer to this site for updates or contact OmniAir staff with any questions or concerns.

Everyone in attendance is expected to comply with all posted health and safety requirements.

Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to Ohio. Please visit the Ohio Department of Health for more information.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including OmniAir Ohio Plugfest. Prior to purchasing a ticket for and attending OmniAir Ohio Plugfest, please be sure that you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention.