Blazing an Unmanned Trail
Adaptive cruise control, lane change alerts, assisted parking, emergency brake assist, collision avoidance, and pedestrian detection are making the roads safer through technology. One automaker has publicly declared its vision that by 2020, nobody should be seriously injured or killed in one of their new cars. How can these technologies protect Soldiers on the battlefield? ATC is putting military versions of these systems to the test.< Read More >
A Test for All Seasons: ATC’s One-Stop Climatic Testing
Will communication systems work around trees……or buildings? Will vehicles get stuck driving through mud? Will navigation sensors operate effectively in falling snow? Environmental concerns such as these in military testing require a facility in which vehicles and systems can demonstrate their full capability in a variety of climatic situations.< Read More >
Dynamic Vehicle Vulnerability Underbody Blast Demonstration
The demonstration included one underbody mine event performed on an M1224 MaxxPro MRAP. Featured were the capabilities to remotely drive an armored vehicle downrange along a predetermined course, detonate a mine at a specified location under the moving vehicle, and collect onboard video, crew survivability, and vehicle performance data.< Read More >
The Long Reach of ATC
In a war zone, where bridges are nonexistent or have been destroyed, the military bridge is critical to Soldier success and safety. Historically, tactical bridge deployment needed cranes and other equipment, plus a large crew - a liability in wartime. The Line of Communication Bridge (LOCB) will help our Soldiers advance under adversity with minimal crew, equipment, and time required.< Read More >
100 Years of Excellence: The ATC Story
ATC’s inception was a result of the United States’ engagement in World War I. Before 1917, all of the Army’s proof testing was done at Sandy Hook Proving Ground, New Jersey. As wartime work and technology advanced, Sandy Hook’s location and size proved inadequate for the Army’s needs. COL Colden L. Ruggles guided the search for a new location, a quest that would lead him to the northern Chesapeake Bay.< Read More >
ATC Gets Dirty — To Save Our Soldiers
ATC filled 2 million cubic feet and 115 thousand tons of soil emplaced and excavated, exceeding the weight of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier -- 110 thousand tons. The goal was to protect vehicles and Soldiers from IEDs and underbody blast events.< Read More >
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COL Morris L. Bodrick is the Commander of the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Aberdeen Test Center: Proud of Our Past, Focused on Our Future
For almost 100 years, the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) has stood for world-class testing, training, modeling, simulation, and experimentation—all to ensure the safety and success of the American Soldier in combat.
A premier U.S. Army test facility, ATC is the only center testing Automotive equipment, along with Firepower, Survivability/Lethality, and Warfighter systems. ATC also excels in joint air, land, and water Soldier training, and in new Test Technology development. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, ATC operates in a constantly changing weather environment which, in the course of a year, resembles nearly 80% of worldwide climates.
ATC takes pride in being a responsible community member through its on-Post safety policy and routine public outreach. ATC’s long history of environmental stewardship includes developing methods to clean and reuse soil for military construction projects, sharing information on archeological sites on Army property, and being a designated habitat for the largest concentration of bald eagles in the Upper Chesapeake Bay.
As a multifaceted test center, ATC’s challenge, each day, is to ensure our Soldiers’ effectiveness and safety as they defend the United States, and to do so efficiently, accurately, and safely.
ATC means Excellence in Testing!
ONE TEAM, Driven by integrity, mutual respect, and trust.
ONE VISION, Setting the highest standard of excellence.
ONE UNSHAKABLE BOND, Protecting one another and those who inspire us to give our best each day…our Warfighters.
- Provide test and test support services for authorized customers within and outside of DoD, including Government and non-Government organizations, domestic, and foreign.
- Perform comprehensive test and training, both real and simulated.
- Provide test and test support services for authorized customers within and outside of DoD, including Government and non-Government organizations, domestic and foreign. ring, and fabrication.
- Exploit emerging technologies.
- Develop leading-edge instrumentation and test methodologies.