Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an "employee-owned" technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the United States Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.Based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Alion has 3300 employees at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwideand utilizes subcontractors whenever possible to keep their costs down.It was established in 2002 when approximately 1600 employees purchased most of the assets of IIT Research Institute.One Alion product is the simulation software tool, Micro Saint Sharp. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 17, 2017
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an engineering, technology and operational solutions company, today announced that Mr. Steve Schorer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 19 May 2017. Dr. Bahman Atefi, who has served as President and CEO since 2002, will assume the role of Vice Chairman of the board of directors going forward. Alion has been a portfolio company of Veritas Capital since 2015. Ramzi Musallam, CEO and Managing Partner of Veritas Capital said, “Bahman’s leadership and vision have helped Alion grow from a newly independent organization in 2002 to a leading provider of engineering solutions and services to defense agencies globally. We appreciate the significant contributions that Bahman has made over nearly two decades at Alion and its predecessor organization IIT Research Institute (IITRI) and are pleased that Alion will continue to benefit from his insights and experience as he takes on his new role as Vice Chairman.” Mr. Musallam continued, “We are fortunate to have Steve joining Alion as President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve brings an exceptional thirty-year track record running high growth businesses within the government services, defense electronics, aerospace, and aviation markets. He is a strategic leader with tremendous experience delivering technology solutions and services in our end markets. We expect that he will help us drive Alion’s continued growth and are excited to welcome him to the team.” Dr. Atefi said, “I am grateful to have spent the past 19 years at Alion/IITRI and to have had the opportunity to lead it as CEO for the past 16 years. As Alion begins its next phase of growth, I felt it was the right time for me to take a step back from my day-to-day responsibilities. I am excited about the experience and track record that Steve brings to Alion. The company is well-positioned for continued success, and I look forward to supporting its growth in my role as Vice Chairman.” Mr. Schorer said, “Under Bahman’s leadership, Alion has built a tremendous reputation as a trusted partner of the Federal government and a deep bench of highly skilled engineers and advanced capabilities that position it well for continued success. I am honored to join the company as CEO. I look forward to working with the team at Alion to capitalize on the many exciting growth opportunities ahead.” Previously, Mr. Schorer was President of DynCorp from 2011-2013 and returned to DynCorp to serve as President of DynAviation from 2015-2016. He originally joined DynCorp in 2009 to serve as President of Global Platform Support Solutions (GPSS). Prior to DynCorp, Mr. Schorer was President of the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) Segment within DRS Technologies from 2003-2008. Prior to DRS, Mr. Schorer was President and General Manager of the Ocean Systems Division within L-3 Communications from 1998-2003. He served as a Director of Camber Corporation. Mr. Schorer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has completed executive management programs at the University of California, Los Angeles and the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix. Alion Science and Technology Corporation delivers advanced technology solutions and operational support to the U.S. Federal government to strengthen national security and drive business results. Alion’s services enable customers in the defense, civilian government and commercial industries to better handle rapidly-changing environments and operate more efficiently. Alion brings expertise and experience to multiple business areas: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering; and Modeling, Simulation, Training and Analysis. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.alionscience.com. Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide, including those operating in the aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy, and education industries. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. For more information on Veritas Capital and its current and past investments, visit www.veritascapital.com.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2012-03-15
System and method for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules includes one or more flexible rods, including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each of the one or more flexible rods further including an inner core and a first jacket surrounding the inner core between the first end and the second end. The first end is configured to be attached to at least one photovoltaic module using one or more first adhesive materials. The second end is configured to be inserted into at least one hole of a modular rail and attached to at least the modular rail using one or more second adhesive materials. The one or more flexible rods are configured to allow at least a lateral movement in a first direction between the photovoltaic module and the modular rail and support at least the photovoltaic module in a second direction.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2014-09-03
A system includes an elongated rail including support surfaces and a mounting surface disposed between the support surfaces. Photovoltaic modules can be coupled to the mounting surface and raised relative to the support surfaces. A first maintenance vehicle can include a cleaning head, actuator, motor, and support legs. The support legs can suspend the cleaning head over the photovoltaic modules and can be respectively movably coupled to the support surfaces so as to laterally and sequentially move the cleaning head parallel to the elongated rail and across each of the photovoltaic modules responsive to actuation of the motor. At least a portion of the cleaning head can be vertically movable between a disengaged position spaced apart from the photovoltaic modules and an engaged position in contact with at least one of the photovoltaic modules responsive to actuation of the actuator.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2012-02-01
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Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2016-05-18
The present invention relates to a blade folding apparatus that may incorporate an overhead blade lifting system that reduces binding loads on blade pins induced by blade weight and pitch, and a folding mechanism that removes the necessity of personnel with external guide-poles to rotate main rotor blades. The apparatus may include flap locks, an overhead lifting system support structure attached to the flap locks, and two blade support beams to create and support a lifting point near each blades longitudinal and lateral center of gravity. The blade support beams may be fitted with an articulation mechanism that lifts and/or lowers the overhead lifting structure. The apparatus facilitates rapid folding of the main rotor blades, and, when used with blade clamping mechanisms, is capable of aiding in the removal and/or the re-installation of the main rotor blades without external lifting mechanisms.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2013-05-10
Rotatable support system for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules and method thereof. The system includes a stiffener configured to be attached to the one or more photovoltaic modules, a column connected to the stiffener through at least a rotatable component, and a foot connected to the column. The column is configured to rotate from a folded position towards an unfolded position, and stop at the unfolded position separated from the folded position by an angle difference. The angle difference represents the maximum range of rotation for the column.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2011-03-08
A method and system for monitoring a photovoltaic module. The method includes initiating a monitoring process for a photovoltaic module at a predetermined time. The photovoltaic module is connected to at least another module in a photovoltaic string as a part of a photovoltaic array. Additionally, the method includes measuring one or more parameters of the photovoltaic module by a monitoring circuit. The one or more parameters include a module current flowing through the photovoltaic module, a module voltage across the photovoltaic module, and a module temperature of the photovoltaic module. Also, the method includes collecting one or more measurement results of the one or more parameters, transmitting the one or more collected results using one or more radio-frequency signals, and processing information associated with the one or more transmitted results.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2013-03-11
Gantry crane vehicle for performing one or more tasks in a photovoltaic array and method thereof. The gantry crane vehicle includes one or more base plates, and one or more tracks above the one or more base plates. Additionally, the vehicle includes one or more gantry assemblies configured to slide along the one or more tracks, and one or more first support trusses configured to support the one or more tracks above the one or more base plates. Moreover, the vehicle includes one or more second support trusses connected to at least some of the one or more first support trusses, and one or more storage cabinets located on the one or more base plates. The one or more storage cabinets include one or more top surfaces and one or more side surfaces, and the one or more top surfaces are located below the one or more tracks.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2013-10-09
Rail system and method for a photovoltaic array. The system includes at least one modular rail in a first direction. The modular rail includes a first vehicle support surface along the first direction and a first mounting surface along the first direction. The first vehicle support surface is configured to support at least a first vehicle moving in the first direction, and the first mounting surface is configured to support one or more photovoltaic modules mounted on the first mounting surface.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Date: 2015-05-26
A system of having a circuit having an electrical coil configured to generate a magnetic field based on properties of a surrounding space and an object presented to the electrical coil and a sensor configured to sense inductance and resistance of the electrical coil and to discriminate the object presented to the electrical coil in accordance with the sensing. A precision variable resistor to control resistance of an in-loop photoresistor with an out-loop photoresistor that are located parallel to each other.