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.
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.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
TEST & EVALUATION
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
Alan Dietrich, Senior Vice President
Al Dietrich assumed the role of senior vice president and group manager for Alion’s Rapid Solutions Group (RSG) in January 2018, following more than a year of success in his previous role as the deputy group manager for the company’s Distributed Simulation Group (DSG). In his role as RSG group manager, Al is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Alion’s ISR and systems engineering and integration work.