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Test Operations Procedure (TOP) 08-2-140A Establishing an Agent-Simulant Technology Relationship (ASTR)

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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US Army Dugway Proving Ground

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This test operations procedure TOP provides the standard method for preparing, planning, conducting, and reporting the agent-simulant technology relationship ASTR process for use in testing systems and components. An ASTR is a quantified relationship between a measurement collected with agent and the same measurement collected with simulant at the same conditions. This TOP addresses chemical, biological, and radiological CBR defense. Within chemical defense, the individual protection IP, collective protection CP, decontamination decon, and contamination avoidance CA capability areas are addressed. Example ASTRs are presented from each capability area. The method identifies steps to determine a traceable, quantifiable, and defensible ASTR during testing of components and systems in realistic and operationally relevant scenarios. This procedure tailors ASTRs to the needs of specific tests in any capability area where testing with simulants is required.


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  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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[A, Approved For Public Release]