TOP-2-4-002, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: COLD REGIONS TEST OF TRACKED AND WHEELED VEHICLES (22-SEP-2009)
TOP-2-4-002, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: COLD REGIONS TEST OF TRACKED AND WHEELED VEHICLES (22-SEP-2009).,
This Test Operations Procedure (TOP) provides specific and general procedures for testing tracked and wheeled
vehicles in a Cold Regions environment. The common characteristics of a cold region are cold temperatures, strong
seasonality with distinct changes in insolation, frozen atmospheric moisture, frozen ground, and freeze thaw of water.
These characteristics have moderate to high risk impacts on the operation of tracked and wheeled vehicles and are best
addressed through natural environmental testing. Methods for testing vehicles for the effect of these cold-regions
characteristics are a primary goal of this TOP.