U.S. Army Training and Testing Area Carrying Capacity (ATTACC) for Munitions (AFM)
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The Army Training and Testing Area Carrying Capacity ATTACC program is a methodology used for estimating the impact of military use of maneuver lands on Army installations. The methodology was developed to determine land rehabilitation and maintenance costs associated with land-based testing and maneuver training as part of the Armys Sustainable Range Program. Results of characterization work on ranges around the country indicate that, under certain conditions and loading regimens, ranges may pose a threat to ground and surface water quality. The ATTACC for Munitions AFM program is an extension of the base ATTACC methodology. AFM is in development to estimate environmental carrying capacity based on munitions constituent load on Army live-fire ranges. The AFM methodology has been developed to predict munitions constituent accumulation and location for expended munitions from live-fire military training activities. The functional principles of the AFM methodology are to Estimate live-fire range status by relating training munitions load, range condition, and range management practices Provide decision support to installation managers for optimizing range use AFM quantifies training munitions load based on HQDA stationing, organizational, and training databases. Distribution of munitions loads throughout a given live-fire range complex is analyzed using Geographic Information Systems GIS and characterized utilizing the Munitions Items Disposition Action System. The analysis calculates the munitions impact and constituent load for any given live-fire range area. Range condition is a function of climate, soil, and hydrology. The munitions impact, constituent load, and range condition are modeled using AFM For ArcGIS v2 to attain expected concentrations of munitions constituents and corresponding risk due to exposure through soil- and water-related pathways in spatial dimensions.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Environmental Health and Safety