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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.

Featured Product


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.

For more information about IMESAFR and other APT Products, or to purchase, click here.



APT's Safety Engineering and Analysis Center (SEAC) offers many excellent training courses for both Government and industrial personnel. APT offers over 36 CEUs in professional training. For more info about training courses, click here.

Upcoming Training Courses

  • Software System Safety
    Engineering, 11-13 September
  • Reliability Engineering,
    2-4 October
  • Explosives Safety, 16-18 October
  • System Safety, 5-9 November
  • Managing Risk for Multiple Disciplines, 26-30 November

DOT HC Services

APT offers DOT Competent Authority Approval services to a wide variety of clients in the explosive industry. As a DOT approved Examining Agency, APT is authorized to perform explosives and other hazardous materials examination services. These services are to determine DOT transportation classification, including proper shipping name, hazard class and division, and compatibility group for explosive substances and articles.

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click here.


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, click here.

APT is extremely happy to continue its support to NASA Kennedy Space Center under the SMASS III contract. In anticipation of a short transition and contract start within the coming weeks, we encourage all SMASS II employees (non-APT or DSI) interested in continuing to work under SMASS III to submit an application, resume, and pay stub to hr@apt-research.com. SMASS III program management team will subsequently contact you and provide information concerning a planned open house, interviews, and offers. All others interested may also apply and will be considered, as well.