• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1979

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is the company that government and industry turn to for innovative technologies and solutions to problems that improve our safety, security, and way of life. Their employees, most of whom have advanced degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, have the expertise to tackle the most challenging technical problems. They are globally recognized for applying technically-excellent, in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services to provide answers to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. ARA approaches every project as an opportunity to go beyond expectations by delivering solutions that accomplish objectives and also lead to new possibilities. Since their founding in 1979, ARA has earned significant recognition in National Security, Transportation, Energy & Environment, and Health & Human Safety. Through their work, ARA has set standards of excellence in service and technology that extend into new territory. The synthetic storm simulation methodology pioneered by ARA in the late 1990s continues to provide hurricane catastrophe modeling for the insurance industry today. ARA-developed pavement design guides, visualization tools, and software are considered the standard for the pavement industry. ARA’s ReadiJet© fuel powered the historic first 100-percent biofuels test flight and is on track to produce biofuel at prices competitive with fossil fuels. ARA-developed mobile apps are putting information into the hands of first responders and warfighters to rapidly assess and address incidents. Their software programs are backed by decades of security engineering expertise that allow architects, planners, and security personnel insight to make buildings more secure. ARA expertise in cognitive sciences, testing and engineering, and serious game development create interactive training tools for industry and National Security. They aren’t satisfied to rest on their successes. They continue to explore new areas to make an impact in their world. Their Purpose To provide a work environment that challenges and rewards their efforts, provides opportunities for them to grow, and allows them to pursue work they are passionate about. This is why they were founded. Their Mission To solve problems of national importance by providing science and engineering research, technical support services, specialty products, and integrated solutions. This is what they do for their customers. Their Vision To be the company that government and industry turn to for innovative technologies and solutions to critical human problems that will make their world safer, make us more secure, and make a difference in their daily lives. This is what they aspire to achieve.
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Albuquerque
  • 4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220 Albuquerque,