AMR: ARA MORIARTY RANGE — Our New Mexico Test Site

  • DOD AND ATF APPROVED EXPLOSIVES TEST SITE
  • DAILY USE RATES BASED ON TEST EVENT CATEGORY
  • 100 POUNDS OF ABOVE GROUND EXPLOSIVES PER TEST
  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING SUPPORT
  • THERMAL AND OTHER NONCONVENTIONAL TESTING SUPPORTED
  • HIGH SPEED DATA RECORDING
  • ULTRA HIGH SPEED IMAGING
  • EXPLOSIVES STORAGE ON SITE
  • ARA OFFICES NEARBY

At ARA’s AMR explosives test site, testing is currently being conducted for DoD, DHS, DOE and commercial clients. Fabrication of test articles and products is also conducted at AMR. Additional events at the site have also included rebuilding and testing rocket motor components and ARA’s FAA Part 107 pilots conducting approved flights up to 20 kilometers away from the site.

A conditioned and secure instrumentation room supplements the timing and fi ring operations. Instrumentation has included synchronized Phantom cameras, particle counters, high-speed temperature, pressure, strain and acoustic sensors, along with advanced systems and high channel data acquisition systems.

EXPLOSIVES TECHNOLOGY

Explosives design, acquisition, storage, transportation, predictions, modeling and testing. Accurate timing and placement of explosives to simulate terrorist attack scenarios including IEDs, explosively formed projectiles, and a broad range of high explosive phenomenology experiments at multiple scales. Specialization in commercial and military explosives. Our experienced explosives group has completed over 3,000 static detonations for phenomenology test and evaluation over the past 40 years.

Explosives teams operate test events in a safe, controlled environment at this contractor owned and operated site. All operations comply with OSHA, DCMA and ATF requirements with continuous monitoring ensuring all activities are well below permissible levels. ARA events conducted to date have had less than 1% of the noise and shock permissible for activities in this area that currently has three active mines and many other activities pushing those limits.

SERVICES/PRODUCTS

  • WEAPONS EFFECTS R&D TESTING
  • CHEM/BIO PARTICLE MASS, DENSITY, TEMPERATURE AND FLOW DATA
  • PLANNING, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL
  • SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT
  • EXPLOSIVES PURCHASE, BLENDING, MODELING, STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION
  • FIELDING AND DETONATION
  • ADVANCED ENERGETICS TESTING
  • CBRNE DETECTION, TESTING & ANALYSIS
  • COUNTER-WMD TESTING
  • STRUCTURAL RESPONSE DESIGN, MODELING, TESTING AND ANALYSIS
  • SAFE AND EFFECTIVE EXPLOSIVE OPERATIONS

ARA remains dedicated to developing this rural economy while providing skilled and unskilled positions for these high technology programs of national importance and acting as a responsible member in the community.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • ALL 45 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCES
    – 21 ENGINEERS/SCIENTISTS
  • SEVERAL STAFF HAVE TOP SECRET SCI
  • SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT PHDS
  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, INCLUDING STRUCTURAL
  • INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS
  • EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERS
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN
  • VIDEO AND TECHNICAL EDITORS
  • DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORT
  • WELDERS, ELECTRICIANS, CARPENTERS
  • HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND CRANE OPERATORS
  • FORENSICS AND DOCUMENTATION
  • MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EQUIPMENT VALUE
  • 3-D MODELING, SCANNING AND PRINTING

INSTRUMENTATION AND OPTICS

  • ULTRA HIGH-SPEED IMAGING
  • HIGH-SPEED DATA RECORDING SYSTEM INCLUDED WITH ONSITE INSTRUMENTATION SUPPORT
  • PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE GAUGES
  • PARTICLE TRACKING AND COUNTING
  • DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 3-D IMAGING FOR FINE PARTICLES
  • 3-D IMAGING LARGE SCALE FOR DETERMINING DISPLACEMENT AND CALCULATING VOLUMES
  • LIDAR AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY

COMPUTER MODELS

  • CTH
  • LS-DYNA
  • SHAMRC
  • SOLID WORKS
  • CHEETAH

Geoffrey Aiken  PE   •  Tel: 505-816-6381

817 U.S. Rte 66 • Moriarty, NM 8703545