A-P-T Research, Inc. (Analysis, Planning, Test Research, or "APT") is a 100% employee-owned, small business based in Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, Alabama. APT provides professional engineering and programmatic services in a variety of disciplines including systems engineering, risk assessment and analysis, test planning, range safety, system safety, software system safety, explosives safety, industrial and quality engineering, quality assurance, mission assurance, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), software development and modeling, and related areas. APT currently supports more than 50 customers of which approximately 40 are Government agencies. Our personnel are owners and each shares in the commitment to APT's corporate mission of continually providing state-of-the-art expertise and ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Upcoming Training

IMESAFR Training with ATD Module | 8-11 Dec 2020

8 December 2020 - 11 December 2020

IMESAFR v2.1 Software Training, 8-10 December 2020; ATD Module, 11 December 2020. Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR) is a probabilistic risk assessment tool used to calculate risk to personnel from explosives facilities. Users will be required to complete the IMESAFR training class to obtain the software license.

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Reliability Engineering | 19-21 January 2021 | Webcast

19 January 2021 - 21 January 2021

The Reliability Engineering training course is designed for professionals wanting to advance their understanding and knowledge in reliability engineering tools and techniques and their application in technical assessments and special studies.

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Probabilistic Risk Assessment | 22 January 2021 | Webcast

22 January 2021 - 22 January 2021

Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is a comprehensive, structured, and logical analysis methodology aimed at identifying and assessing risks in complex technological systems. PRA is generally used for low-probability, high-consequence events for which limited statistical data exist. This course is intended to provide a better understanding of the PRA process, tools, methodologies, and their applications in assessing the risk of complex technological systems. The material in this course is based on over 30 years of extensive industry and government experience in systems analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and reliability engineering. The course covers an introductory material on probability basics, PRA definitions and terminology, discussion on the PRA vs. reliability, PRA history, the integrated PRA process, and tools and techniques used to conduct a complete PRA study. This includes: the Master Logic Diagram, Event Sequence Diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, Event Tree Analysis, Bayesian Analysis, failure rate PRA data sources, commonly used PRA software, and a PRA case study.

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System Safety Engineering | 25-29 January 2021 | Webcast

25 January 2021 - 29 january 2021

The System Safety Engineering course builds upon your knowledge as a safety professional or a supervisor/manager, to develop competence and sharpen skills in the techniques that support hazard discovery, the assessment and control of risk, and in reviewing work of this kind performed by others. You will receive guidance in the management of limited resources for the optimum control of risk.

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Explosives Safety | 9-11 February 2021 | Webcast

9 February 2021 - 11 February 2021

This course is designed primarily for individuals who develop, assemble, test, inspect, approve, transport, store or in some other way handle explosive items or material, the Explosive Safety Course is an overview of hazards inherent to explosive operations; associated safety precautions; and methods to analyze, test and obtain approval for explosive activities.

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Software System Safety Engineering | 22-25 February 2021 | Webcast

22 february 2021 - 25 February 2021

Software System Safety Engineering is an integrated combination of Software System Safety (SwSS) and software engineering technologies as applied to system safety. It describes generic SwSS processes adaptable to a variety of customer needs, and is tailorable to specific projects and software development processes. A 4th day has been added to demonstrate the practical use of the model-based "Medini" tool by ANSYS. This tool provides an efficient and comprehensive process to document functional failure conditions, hazards, safety requirements, and risk mitigations as part of objective safety evidence.

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We are always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working people to join our team, especially in the fields of system safety, range safety, flight safety, software safety, risk analysis, and software development. To see the latest employment opportunities,