Standardized Test List

NATC conducts a comprehensive array of performance testing. The proving grounds capabilities are not limited to these standardized tests. NATC has the flexibility and experience to design special tests to meet a client’s specialized testing needs. Please contact us if you are looking for a specific test, we would be happy to assist with all your testing needs.

Standardized Test List:


ASTM E274 – Standard Test Method for Skid Resistance of Paved Surfaces Using a Full-Scale Tire
ASTM E445 – Standard Test Method for Stopping Distance on Paved Surfaces Using a Passenger Vehicle Equipped with Full-Scale Tires
ASTM E1136 – Standard Specification for P195/75R14 Radial Standard Reference Test Tire
ASTM F377 – Standard Practice for Calibration of Braking/Tractive Measuring Devices for Testing Tires
ASTM F408 – Standard Test Method for Tires for Wet Traction in Straight-Ahead Braking, Using a Towed Trailer
ASTM F870 – Standard Practice for Tread Footprints of Passenger Car Tires Groove Area Fraction and Dimensional Measurements
ASTM F1016 – Standard Practice for Linear Tire Treadwear Data Analysis
ASTM F1426 – Standard Practice for Identifying Tire Tread Surface Irregular Wear Patterns Resulting from Tire Use
ASTM F1650 – Standard Practice for Evaluating Tire Traction Performance Data under Varying Test Conditions
ASTM F1805 – Standard Test Method for Single Wheel Driving Traction in a Straight Line on Snow and Ice-Covered Surfaces
ASTM F1922 – Standard Test Method for Tires, Pneumatic, Vehicular, Highway
ASTM E1925 – Specification for Engineering and Design Criteria for Rigid Wall Relocatable Structures


ERDC (Engineer Research Development Center) and NATC

ERDC/GSL SR-13-2 – Procedures for One-Pass Vehicle Cone Index (VCI1) Determination for Acquisition Support



EEC/ECE 324 Regulation 13 – Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories M, N and O with Regard to Braking



FMVSS 105 – Hydraulic and electric brake systems
FMVSS 111 – Rear visibility
FMVSS 121 – Air brake systems
FMVSS 122 – Motorcycle brake systems
FMVSS 135 – Light vehicle brake systems
FMVSS 136 – Electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles
FMVSS 216 – Roof crush resistance
CMVSS 1106 – Noise emission



ISO 3888 -1 and -2 – Road vehicles – Test Procedure for a Severe Lane-change Manoeuvre — 3888 -1 Double Lane Change & 3888 -2 Obstacle Avoidance, Moose Test
ISO 2631 – Mechanical vibration and shock — Evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration
ISO 6597 – Road Vehicles — Hydraulic Braking Systems, Including Those with Electronic Control Functions, for Motor Vehicles — Test Procedures
ISO 7635 – Road vehicles — Air and Air/Hydraulic Braking Systems of Motor Vehicles, Including Those with Electronic Control Functions — Test Procedures
ISO 18106 – Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle, Truck and Bus Tyres — Methods for Measuring Snow Grip Performance — Loaded New Tyres


SDDCTEA (Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency)

MI 55-19 – Tiedown Instructions for Rail Movements



  • Physical Dimensions (TOP 1-2-504 Physical Characteristics)

    • Length

    • Width

    • Height

    • Wheelbase

    • Track width

    • Approach angle

    • Departure angle

    • Ground clearance

  • Weight (TOP 1-2-504 Physical Characteristics)

    • Curb

    • Gross

  • CG (TOP 2-2-800 Wheeled Vehicle Center of Gravity)

    • GVW

    • Transport

  • Speed (TOP 2-2-602 Acceleration; Maximum and Minimum Speeds)

    • Sustained slow speed

    • Max speed

    • Acceleration

  • Braking (TOP 2-2-608 Braking, Wheeled Vehicles)

    • Stopping distance

    • Parking brake

  • Stability handling (TOP 2-2-609 Steering, AVTP 03-160 W)

    • Turning radius

    • Static stability

    • Steady state cornering

    • NATO double lane change

  • Noise (TOP 1-2-608 Sound Level Measurement)

    • Acoustic signature

    • Interior noise

  • Toxic gases (TOP 2-2-614 Toxic Hazards test for Vehicles and Other Equipment)

  • Fording (TOP 2-2-612 Fording)

  • Range (2-2-603 Vehicle Fuel Consumption)

  • Longitudinal grade (2-2-610 Gradeability and Side Slope Performance)

  • Side slope (2-2-610 Gradeability and Side Slope Performance)

  • Tractive effort (2-2-604 Drawbar Pull)

  • Full load cooling (2-2-607 Cooling Systems (Automotive))

  • VCI measurement (2-2-619 Soft-Soil Mobility)

  • Vertical step, V-ditch, 20° Ramp (2-2-611 Standard Obstacles)

  • Environmental

    • Heater/Defroster (2-2-708 Vehicle Personnel Heater Compatibility)

    • High elevation (2-2-702 Effects of Altitude on Automotive Engines)

  • Run flat (FINABEL A20A, FINABEL 20A5)

  • Safety assessment (2-2-508 Automotive Safety and Health Hazard Evaluation (typical), 1-2-610 Human Factors Engineering (atypical).

Non-DoD Tests

  • Physical Dimensions (SAE J1100 Motor Vehicle Dimensions)

    • Length

    • Width

    • Height

    • Wheelbase

    • Track width

    • Approach angle

    • Departure angle

    • Ground clearance

  • Braking (FMVSS 105 Hydraulic and electric Brake Systems, SAE J200 Stopping Distance Test Procedure)

  • Static Stability (SAE J2180 A tilt table procedure for Measuring the Static Rollover Threshold for Heavy Trucks)

  • CG (ISO 10392 Road Vehicles – Determination of Centre of Gravity)

  • Mobility (SAE AS8090 Mobility, Towed Aerospace Ground Equipment, General Requirements For)



MIL-STD-209 – Interface Standard for Lifting and Tiedown Provisions
MIL-STD-810 – Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
MIL-STD-913 – Requirements for the Certification of Sling Loaded Military Equipment for External Transportation by Department of Defense Helicopters
MIL-STD-1472 – Human Engineering
MIL-STD-1474 – Noise Limits



AVTP 03-30 – Steering and Maneuverability
AVTP 30-160 – Dynamic Stability



NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles
NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment
NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
NFPA 1906 Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus



SAE AS8090 – Mobility, Towed Aerospace Ground Equipment, General Requirements for
SAE J46 – Wheel-Slip Brake-Control System Road Test Code
SAE J47 – Maximum Sound Level Potential for Motorcycles
SAE J57 – Sound Level of Highway Truck Tires
SAE J88 – Sound Measurement – Off-Road Work Machines – Exterior
SAE J134 – Brake System Road Test Code – Passenger Car and Light-Duty Truck-Trailer Combinations
SAE J201 – In-Service Brake Performance Test Procedure Passenger-Car and Light-Duty Truck
SAE J331 – Sound Levels for Motorcycles
SAE J336 – Sound Level for Truck Cab Interior
SAE J341 – Truck and Bus Tire Performance Requirements and Test Procedures
SAE J345 – Wet or Dry Pavement Passenger Car Tire Peak and Locked Wheel Braking Traction
SAE J366 – Exterior Sound Level for Heavy Trucks and Buses
SAE J374 – Vehicle Roof Strength Test Procedure
SAE J872 – Drawbar Test Procedure for Construction, Forestry, and Industrial Machines
SAE J880 – Brake System Rating Test Code-Commercial Vehicles
SAE J1040 – Performance Criteria for Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Construction
SAE J1100 – Motor Vehicle Dimensions
SAE J1247 – Simulated Mountain-Brake Performance Test Procedure
SAE J1269 – Rolling Resistance Measurement for Passenger Car, Light Truck, and Highway Truck and Bus Tires
SAE J1287 – Measurement of Exhaust Sound Pressure Levels of Stationary Motorcycles
SAE J1379 – Rolling Resistance Measurement Procedure for Highway Truck and Bus Tires
SAE J1477 – Measurement of Interior Sound Levels of Light Vehicles
SAE J1729 – Parking Brake Drawbar Pull Test Procedure—Truck and Bus
SAE J1981 – Road Hazard Impact Test for Wheel and Tire Assemblies (Passenger Car, Light Truck, and Multipurpose Vehicles)
SAE J1987 – Force and Moment Test Method
SAE J2014 – Pneumatic Tire/Wheel/Runflat Assembly Qualifications for Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
SAE J2180 – A Tilt Table Procedure for Measuring the Static Rollover Threshold for Heavy Trucks
SAE J2181 – Steady-State Circular Test Procedure for Trucks and Buses
SAE J2188 – Commercial Truck and Bus SAE Recommended Procedure for Vehicle Performance
SAE J2429 – Free-Rolling Cornering Test for Truck and Bus Tires
SAE J2536 – Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Road Test Evaluation Procedure for Trucks, Truck-Tractors and Buses
SAE J2721 – Recommended Corrosion Test Methods for Commercial Vehicle Components



TOP 1-1-014 – Ride Dynamics and Evaluation of Human Exposure to Whole Body Vibration
TOP 1-2-501 – Rail Impact Testing
TOP 2-2-002 – Dynamic Stability, Handling and Steering
TOP 2-2-500 – Vehicle Characteristics
TOP 2-2-501 – Swimming Tests – Tracked and Wheeled
TOP 2-2-602 – Acceleration – Maximum and Minimum Speeds
TOP 2-2-603 – Vehicle Fuel Consumption
TOP 2-2-604 – Drawbar Pull
TOP 2-2-607 – Cooling Systems (Automotive)
TOP 2-2-608 – Braking, Wheeled Vehicles
TOP 2-2-609 – Wheeled Vehicle Steering
TOP 2-2-610 – Gradeability & Side Slope Performance
TOP 2-2-611 – Standard Obstacles
TOP 2-2-612 – Fording
TOP 2-2-800 – Center of Gravity
TOP 3-2-812 – Field of Vision – Vehicles
ITOP 1-2-505 – Testing With Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs)


Standardized Test List