Labs and Facilities
Alion owns and/or operates approximately 196,000 square feet of laboratory facilities and technical centers.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories™
Alion’s Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories™ (RAL) provides independent, accurate testing of building materials and consumer products.
With a staff of experts and advanced equipment, including six reverberation chambers, Alion can provide accurate, independent testing and analysis for all established standards and guidelines.
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Environmental Testing and Development
EPA Regional Laboratories
Kansas City,  MO
Providing technical, analytical, data review and quality assurance/quality control support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Program, other EPA programs, Federal and state agencies, and tribal organizations to facilitate identification, assessment, regulation and remediation of environmental hazards which may pose a threat to human health or the environment.
Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory
Research Triangle Park,
Alion supports several EPA laboratories, providing services such as methods development and evaluation for measuring a variety of pollutants in multiple sample matrices and for the collection and analysis of samples requiring a wide range of scientific and engineering capabilities.
The laboratories include: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Laboratory, X-Ray Fluorometry (XRF) Laboratory, Analytical Chemistry and Biological Laboratory, Aerosol Test Facilities, Human and Ecological Laboratories, and the Wind Tunnel and Visualization Chamber.
Life Sciences Laboratory
Research Triangle Park,
Alion’s Life Sciences Laboratory consists of an AAALAC International accredited animal facility, a wet chemistry laboratory and an area housing the HVAC and vacuum/compressed air mechanical systems as well as the electrical control systems. At the facility, Alion scientists provide toxicology research, animal husbandry, inhalation engineering and biochemistry support services.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Effects
EMI/EMC Test Laboratory
This laboratory provides electromagnetic interference (EMI)/electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) consulting and testing services to both government and commercial customers. Our engineers and technicians are NARTE certified.
Cyber Development & Integration Laboratory
Predictive Readiness Assessment System Support Center
Materials and Manufacturing
Advanced Materials and Coatings Laboratory (AMCL)
Alion's Advanced Materials and Coatings Laboratory (AMCL) specializes in the preparation and application of coatings for spacecraft and satellites. Our engineers pioneered the development of unique materials for the protection of aerospace structures and components from Space Environmental Effects (SEE). Alion has produced materials for the Gemini and Apollo Missions, the International Space Station (ISS), NASA and DoD.
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Alion Rapid Engineering Solutions Center
By developing improved replacement parts, repair parts for life extension and advanced mechanical and electronic prototypes, Alion’s Rapid Engineering Solutions Center supports critical programs with capabilities that include:
- Engineering, re-engineering and design
- Scientific materials analysis
- Precision manufacturing capabilities
- Rapid prototyping
Keeping warfighters equipped and ready for any contingency requires precision engineering as well as a real-world understanding of how each component supports the system… and the mission. To learn more, visit www.alion-RES.com.
Alion System Reliability Center (SRC)
The Alion System Reliability Center (SRC) provides information, data, analysis, training and technical assistance in the engineering disciplines of Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability and Quality (RMSQ). SRC delivers total, turn-key solutions including training, consulting services, publications and tools.
Visit the SRC website to learn more: http://src.alionscience.com
Electromechanical Systems Laboratory
Embedded Design and Development Center
Radars, electronic warfare, software-defined radio, cyber systems... all of these must continually evolve and adapt to meet emerging threats, so the technology inside the technology is crucial. Alion’s design and development engineers deliver expert solutions for essential systems from concept to circuit board.
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Modeling & Simulation/Training
Modeling and Simulation Technology Demonstration Lab
Alion's Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Demonstration Laboratory supports multiple projects for both presentation and development purposes. Technologies on display include:
Damage Control Trainer (DCT) – Developed to address training challenges at the Navy's Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. Developed under the auspices of the Office of Naval Research, DCT is a "serious game" using open source video gaming technology to prepare Navy Recruits for shipboard emergencies.
Mission Rehearsal Tactical Team Trainer (MRT3) – Developed in partnership with NAVAIR, the MRT3 provides a deployable, high fidelity team trainer for the H-60 F/S communities to augment training in high fidelity simulators and to sustain Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) team skills while deployed.
Virtual Maintenance Performance Aid (VMPA) – Another serious game-based trainer, VMPA was developed in partnership with the Office of Naval Research and NAVAIR to provide a high fidelity virtual environment to train Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Readiness Control Officers (RCO).
Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE) – developed for PMTRASYS, DVTE is a U.S. Marine Corps Program of Record that provides a deployable training aid for small units and teams to practice Close Air Support, Naval Surface Fires Support, artillery support and other critical collaborative missions. It has the capability to combine real-world Command and Control systems with the synthetic world to provide high quality, relevant training.
Navy Warfare Development Command Simulation Facility
The Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) strives to be the Navy’s premier experts and standard bearers for the holistic development and integration of capability at the operational level, shaping current and future force employment through various core competencies that include Modeling and Simulation (M&S).
To help facilitate this M&S core competency, NWDC has a robust state-of-the-art M&S facility, the Navy Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NCAMS). NCAMS is a 10,000 square foot facility that allows NWDC to support the Navy experimentation process along with other key capabilities that contribute significantly to the development of warfighting capabilities. Together, NWDC and NCAMS enable experimentation in support of the Chief of Naval Operation’s program for Concept Generation and Concept Development and the Navy Fleet Sea Trial experimentation program.
Alion’s contractor team helped facilitate the relocation of NWDC from Rhode Island to Norfolk in 2010-2011, along with successful integration of NCAMS. Alion provides engineering maintenance to and assistance in the operation of the lab which supports the robust Fleet Synthetic Training and provides capabilities to execute large scale synthetic exercises, which is possible because of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) architecture.
NSSI Space Power Laboratory
The National Security Space Institute (NSSI) Space Power Laboratory is a state-of-the-art modeling and simulation facility that provides trainees with hands-on, interactive training of space scenarios. The lab offers mission planning applications and situational awareness tools that help trainees provide support to the warfighter.
Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense Research (AZLabs)
The Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense Research (AZLabs), operated by Alion, is a full-service research facility well suited for hosting sensitive research programs. Encompassing 92,000 sq ft, AZLabs retains all security protocols of the former U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Mesa, AZ. AZLabs can support a broad range of sensitive projects, including experiments, prototype evaluations, distributed test and training with access to a highly skilled DoD-focused workforce. Additionally, AZLabs is in close proximity to existing restricted airspace and Military Operation Areas, as well as three 10,000-plus foot runways, taxiways and parking apron.
- Fabrication and welding shops onsite
- Access to robust fiber infrastructure that is secured, has high-bandwidth voice and data communications
- Space for 250 scientists/researchers
- 24 hour onsite security
- Available for high-security conferences and workshops
- Reconfigurable 18,000 sq ft
- Engineered to the highest security standards
- 35 foot ceilings and 2 ton overhead gantry lifts for large equipment
- Loading dock with large external door access
Sensor Development & Integration Laboratory