Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering

Agile Engineering and Rapid Prototyping

Agile Engineering and Rapid Prototyping

In a perfect world, every deployed system works exactly as expected, every time. But, systems in the field are subject to conditions that often can’t be replicated until they are in use 24/7, in every part of the world.

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Parts may fail prematurely, due to unexpected stresses. Or, key pieces may not work as hoped, leading to extra effort by users, greater maintenance needs or workarounds that lead to degraded performance.

Add to those issues systems, from sights and scopes to vehicles, vessels and aircraft, being kept in service much longer than expected, and you may be faced with over-stressed or even obsolete parts that are critical to your mission.

Alion’s can meet these issues head-on, giving you the speed and flexibility to keep critical systems on-line and in-service. We’ll re-engineer and improve the parts and pieces that don’t do what’s needed. Using modern materials and techniques, we’ll recreate parts to keep older systems operating at peak efficiency. We’ll even design parts, modules and complete systems that never existed, quickly and cost-effectively. 

Our engineers draw on experiences from across multiple disciplines: systems, mechanical and materials engineering as well as manufacturing techniques and technologies. Just as important, we're committed to to your missions, goals and priorities, with insight to the challenges and opportunities facing you... all of which means you can focus on your mission, not the systems that help you succeed. 

Hardware/Firmware/Software Development

Radars, electronic warfare, software-defined radio, cyber systems... all must continually evolve and adapt to meet emerging threats. With our approach, algorithms and methods, Alion has achieved a 40% reduction in design-cycle time compared to those using traditional coding processes.


Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

Our experts can analyze every step of a manufacturing process, optimizing it for the entire product lifecycle. We also go a step further, designing and producing prototypes and small runs of parts for critical systems. We can even deliver solutions for replacement parts on demand. More»

R&D for Emerging Technologies

Putting the most effective technology in the hands of warfighters is crucial to military readiness. We support research and development activities across the DoD focused on taking advantage of new and emerging technologies. More»