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Developmental (pre-operational) Testing at Atterbury-Muscatatuck

Atterbury-Muscatatuck, in conjunction with Jefferson Air Range, provides outstanding opportunities to the developmental (pre-operational) testing community.

  • To speak with one of our developmental-testing, strategic team SME's, and schedule a visit call 1-317-247-3300 x 61536 or 61581, or email the developmental testing team.
  • If you are a commercial entity wishing to test or train at any Atterbury-Muscatatuck facilities, call 1-812-526-1521 or 1526.

In accordance with studies out of DoD’s Test Resource Management Center, the following standards are observed:

As listed in Urban Terrain Building Types publication, ARL-TR-4395,  the facilities have a set of representative geotypical building types comprised of a comprehensive data set of types and specifications.

In the evolution and development of the site, specific requirements and data sets for each building type are maintained as follows:

  1. Building exterior shapes and dimensions.
  2. Types of construction methods and material characteristics.
  3. Composition and thickness of interior and exterior walls.
  4. Venting character and dimension of doors and windows.
  5. Room dimensions and use (Interior configuration of building/structures)
  6. Regional/local/cultural influences of the building types and number of structures/facilities.


UTZ attributes that define the character of the facilities at the site are:

  1. Building function (embassy/hospital/powerhouse, etc)
  2. Building density (commercial attached to housing)
  3. Building separation (along streets or setbacks)
  4. Building settings (Hospital close to city core, transportation nodes Bus stop, taxicab stand, subway station and close to housing and business locations)
  5. Building construction types and age (building constructed from the late 1920’s to current day construction)
  6. Building heights (single height to multi-story – hospital, high-rise apartment and collapsed garage/parking facility).



The site has a robust telecommunication architecture consisting of the older copper and multimode fiber as well as a significant amount of new single mode fiber covering the 400+ structures on the Muscatatuck site.

Telephone Systems

The site currently has the following operational systems:

  1. POTS - (Plain Old Telephone System) a Nortel phone switch is fully operational at the site.
  2. VOIP - Voice over Internet Protocol is available on the site for use by white cell and EXCON personnel as required.
  3. Cellular - The site has a closed cellular network with the capabilities for 2G GSM, 3G and 4G LTE networks available that can replicate numerous cellular phone towers or separate Cellular providers which can be used in a multitude of testing and training events not only at Muscatatuck but also Camp Atterbury.


Data Networks

Key data networks are available for use at the site. The sites utilize Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) technology to deliver these services via the core network backbone. This includes commercial internet as well as Joint Training Enterprise Network (JTEN) 2.0. This allows peering into other networks such as SDREN, JMETC and Joint IO Range (JIOR) which is vital to our National Testing Network capability with our Crane NSWC partnership and the national Testing and Evaluation (T&E) capability.

Other ElectroMagnetic / other testing Capabilities

  1. Clearance has been granted for specific ground-based Electronic Attack (EA) events to occur at the site. The classified document is available as needed and can be provided via SIPR if required.
  2. Audio speaker system is available on site.
  3. Ground truth capability for verification of sensor type testing. Entire site is covered by outdoor camera equipment that can be accessed at multiple locations to include infrared and night vision.
  4. Air traffic in the area of the sites as well as the adjacent area can be viewed via the access to JWINWAM.
  5. Moveable cameras are available for indoor video capture of testing events.

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is hosting the Intuitive Robotic Operator Control Challenge (IROC) at Muscatatuck Oct. 20-24, 2014.Robotics Challenge at Muscatatuck

The United States Special Operations Command Research, Development, and Acquisition Center (SORDAC) conducts Technical Experimentation (TE - formerly TNT) experimentation events at Atterbury-Muscatatuck on a rotational basis. The TE experimentation events provide opportunities for government, academia and industry technology developers to interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development efforts and ideas may support or enhance the warfighing Special Operations Forces capabilities. The TNT was hosted at the Atterbury-Muscatatuck complex in 2012 and again in July 2014. Click here to learn more about the SORDAC TE.

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