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Pratt & Miller acquires Aletheon

Aletheon joins forces with Pratt & Miller.

Aletheon (formerly known as BRD Motorsports) was formed in 1999 by engineers Lynn Bishop and Doug Louth, along with six other engineers working in Mooresville, North Carolina and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Aletheon Technologies, LLC, the leading advanced engineering firm in the United States serving the motorsport, automotive and aerospace/defense industries, has recently has joined forces with the Pratt & Miller Engineering organization. This merger has added significant depth and scope to the engineering capability and expertise Pratt & Miller can provide to its customers.

In these locations, engineers specialize in the application of proprietary Computer Aided Engineering tools and systems integration, with capabilities and expertise in full vehicle kinematics and compliance testing, vehicle and component mass-inertia testing, seven-post ride analysis, full and fractional scale wind tunnel development, plus vehicle dynamics and evaluation testing. Aletheon also provides advanced computational fluid dynamics analysis (CFD) to analyze aerodynamic impacts and flow field structure of vehicles. In addition, Aletheon has developed a proprietary ADAMS model for dynamic track simulations to reduce the cost of an on-track test program and to rapidly enhance the development of new vehicles and components.

Lynn Bishop is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He honed his expertise in vehicle dynamics during programs in Formula 1, CART, NASCAR, IRL and sports car racing. He worked for four years with Ford Motor Company’s Advanced Vehicle Technology division, where he led the development of Ford’s vehicle dynamics CAE toolset for motorsport applications.

Doug Louth, who has a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, has brought his skills to bear on programs in CART, NASCAR, sports car and touring car racing. Like Bishop, he worked at Ford for several years, where he specialized in chassis design and analysis. He was program manager for Ford’s SCCA Trans-Am involvement, and was lead engineer on a Ford SVO-designed NASCAR chassis.

These added dimensions give Pratt & Miller capabilities for advanced vehicle development that are among the most comprehensive in the motorsports industry.