Header image- aerial view of Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Developmental (Pre-Operational) Testing Platform

Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center For Complex Operations provides a venue for developmental and evaluation testing for government and private entities. Examples of agency testing include:

  • Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
  • A variety of private industries

A reoccurring event is the U.S. Special Operations Command Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L) center conduct annual technical experimentation (TE) events at Atterbury-Muscatatuck. The TE events provide opportunities for government, academia and industry technology engineers to interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development efforts and ideas can evolve to better support or enhance Special Operations Forces (SOF) capabilities.  Click here to learn more about the SOCOM AT&L TE.

Technology Capabilities

Urban Terrain Zones

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:

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

Telephone Systems

Muscatatuck 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. The site currently has the following operational systems:

  • CELLULAR - The site offers a well-developed closed network wireless environment consisting of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and other RF technologies 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.
  • VOIP - Voice over Internet Protocol is available on the site for use by white cell and EXCON personnel as required.
  • POTS - (Plain Old Telephone System) a Nortel phone switch is fully operational at the site.

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.

EME and Other Capabilities

  • 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.
  • Audio speaker system is available on site.
  • 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.
  • Air traffic in the area of the sites as well as the adjacent area can be viewed via the access to Joint, Windows-Based Warfare Assessment Model (JWINWAM).
  • Moveable cameras are available for indoor video capture of testing events.

Contact and Hours

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 SMEs and to schedule a visit, call 317-247-3300, Ext. 61521 or Ext. 61526.

Email the developmental testing team at ng.in.inarng.list.cajmtc-preop-tng@mail.mil.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other times require prior coordination

Muscatatuck Cybertropolis image showing map of traffic lights