NATO Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Cooperative Demonstration of Technology CDT-308; Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) Demonstration

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CDT-308 Co-Chairs

Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar
U.S. Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC)
Warren, Michigan, USA

Dr. Michael Hoenlinger
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Munich, Germany

Mr. William Mayda
National Research Council Canada
Ottawa, Canada

CDT Event Information

Date: 25-27 September, 2018

Location: The Keweenaw Research Center, 23620 Airpark Blvd., Calumet, MI.

Theme and Topics

When mobility predictions get it wrong, vehicles become immobilized, putting the soldiers at risk and jeopardizing mission success.  Leveraging the most advanced physics models and modern computing power, NextGeneration NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) will improve our capability to predict the mobility of ground platforms over a wide range of terrains.

NATO’s Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel formed Research Task Group AVT-248 to develop a NG-NRMM.  The NG-NRMM has the potential to significantly reduce procurement risks enabling alternative solutions to be considered.  Secondly, it will provide operational decision makers with a tool for assessing their own and opposing vehicle mobility in the area of operations, which will increase confidence in mission planning and reduce the risk of mission failures due to compromised vehicles.  The end result that will be demonstrated at the Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) event is a prototype process of loosely integrated technologies and tools contributed by the committee members and software developers.

  • The purpose of the CDT is to demonstrate the enhanced mobility prediction capabilities of NG-NRMM vs. NRMM.
  • Attendees will be introduced to the NG-NRMM technologies through a variety of presentations and demonstrations, where the differences with current NRMM will be highlighted.
  • Participants will experience a physical demonstration of a military prototype vehicle performing select mobility tests in a variety of soil conditions and see the corresponding software simulation of the same tests with NG-NRMM and NRMM.


The mission of the Science & Technology Organization is to conduct and promote co-operative research and information exchange. STO consists of a three level organization: the Science and Technology Board, the Panels and the Technical Teams. The AVT Panel, comprising more than 1000 scientists and engineers, strives to improve the performance, reliability, affordability, and safety of vehicles through advancement of appropriate technologies. The Panel addresses platform technologies for vehicles operating in all domains (land, sea, air, and space), for both new and aging systems.

For participation in this Meeting, please enroll online at the STO Events Website: Enrollment deadline is 31 August 2018

Note: all attendees MUST bring proof of citizenship, with photo ID (passport or a driver's license w/birth certificate).

Downloadable Materials

Download brochure for the NATO NG-NRMM CDT packet of information.
Download background and overview for additional information on the event.
Download Day 1 presentations
Download Day 2 presentations
Download Day 3 presentations
Download Day 3 vendor presentations
Technical Memorandum 
Data set and data set access instructions

Promotional AVT/CDT Videos

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Data set
Data set access instructions


Technical Memorandum

Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) for Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) - Technical Memorandum

Description of the Data

The Data Used in the Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model Cooperation Demonstration of Technology


An Overview of the Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT)

Final Reports

ET-148 Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) Development, Exploratory Team Technical Report

AVT-248 Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM)

Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT-308)




last revised: 22 March 2021