We apply practical artificial intelligence (Ai) to design, create, and optimize counter-UUV technologies, autonomous weapons systems, and unmanned platforms to support America’s national security.
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS IN ACTION
Unmanned and autonomous systems are already prevalent on the battlefield. As human-machine teaming further matures, these platforms will become even more ubiquitous and even more precise, meticulous, and exacting than they are today.
Alion’s engineers and system developers are using applied Ai, deep learning, and machine learning to prototype, test, and deploy the next generation of unmanned platforms. These smart systems can better pinpoint potential targets, while keeping humans on the loop, and offer superior navigation and collision avoidance capabilities. With leading-edge technical skills, hard-won insight into critical integration challenges, and unique credentials and facilities, we provide unparalleled experimentation and testing of unmanned vehicles to meet DoD and national security objectives.
The use of mechanical systems to collect, contain, and recover oil is a primary technique in responding to offshore oil spills. This method has the advantage of immediate removal of oil from the environment. Under a Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) contract, we developed an unmanned oil recovery system with the capability to skim oil from ice-infested waters.
This skimmer system has the unique ability to submerge and travel under water and ice to surface within an ice pocket and recover oil. Alion integrated its previously designed ROV-based submersible sled technology (SEAHORSE) with a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) skimmer technology to develop the prototype ICEHORSE system, which was tested at Ohmsett in 2016. After the successful testing in 2016, BSEE awarded Alion a second contract to further develop the concept. We designed ICEHORSE 2 with the modifications suggested by the original ICEHORSE test results, advancing the original ICEHORSE proof-of-concept to improve the design, making it more useful in an operational environment, and including the ability to locate and guide the system from beyond visual sight of the tending vessel as well as below the ice pack.
MEET OUR BUSINESS LEADERS
Tim Lawrence, Senior Vice President
Tim Lawrence is the Senior Vice President of Alion’s Advanced Technology Group in Dayton, Ohio. The Advanced Technology Group provides innovative research and development, prototype assembly, test and evaluation, electronic warfare, foreign materiel exploitation, advanced engineering support, avionics and flight systems, life cycle engineering, sustainment as well as reverse engineering for trust and anti-obsolescence initiatives. We focus on some of the most critical programs within the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the US Army, now including the Army Futures Command. We operate out of offices located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
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