TOP-1-1-011, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (TOP): VEHICLE TEST FACILITIES AT ABERDEEN TEST CENTER (ATC) AND YUMA TEST CENTER (YTC) (06-JUL-1981)
TOP-1-1-011, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (TOP): VEHICLE TEST FACILITIES AT ABERDEEN TEST CENTER (ATC) AND YUMA TEST CENTER (YTC) (06-JUL-1981)., This TOP is superseded by TOP 01-1-011, dated 2012.This TOP describes the mobility test facilities of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. It is designed for use in planning tests of wheeled and tracked vehicles, including vehicular weapon systems. It does not cover the equipment and instrumentation used on the test courses to obtain and measure test data, or laboratory facilities except for the climatic test chambers.
(Automotive laboratory instrumentation and field test equipment and instrumentation are covered in TOP/MTP 2-1-002 and 2-1-0051-2**, respectively.) The test facilities at APG are adequate to meet the needs of the DARCOM mobility model, MIL-M-8090F, and the automatic shock test (Procedure 514.2) of MIL-STD-810C.
At APG, there are about 64 km (40 miles) of automotive test courses on more than 1320 hectares (3,300 acres) of land, in addition to the water areas and firing ranges used in vehicle testing. Each course is designed to meet a particular military vehicle specification, and many of the courses exceed commercial standards. Test course severity is covered in TOP 1-1-010. This TOP supersedes TOP/MTP 1-1-011 dated 17 March 1976.