Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. Overview
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company, is a diversified professional and technical services provider with capabilities across the entire engineering spectrum. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Epsilon Systems provides diversified engineering, manufacturing, and technical services with an emphasis on the Department of the Navy and major defense department prime contractors (e.g. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Huntington-Ingalls Inc). Our primary businesses include the Mission Readiness Group (MRG) focused on Navy Fleet Sustainment and the Technical and Technology Products and Services Sector focused on C5I systems and services, advanced products development and engineering services that support mission success of critical systems.
With a presence in Fleet concentration areas including Norfolk, VA, Jacksonville, FL, San Diego, CA and Pearl Harbor, HI, our MRG teams provides ship modernization and repair facilities for the installation, troubleshooting, test, and repair of HM&E systems, aircraft carrier launch and recovery systems, submarine systems, SUBSAFE systems, submarine Universal Modular Masts (UMM) and large shipboard and industrial electrical systems. Our customers include surface ship, submarine and aircraft carrier Type Commanders (TYCOMs), Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs), Navy Warfare Centers (e.g. NSWCs, NAWCWD, NAWCAD), and Naval and private shipyards.
Epsilon Systems possesses strong engineering talent, proven program and project managers, and government approved and ISO 9001:2015 compliant quality management systems. Additionally, Epsilon Systems is a NAVSEA Agreement for Boat Repair (ABR) holder and a NAVSEA certified Alteration Installation Team (AIT) provider. We have also received qualification to perform Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) systems as stated in NAVSEANOTE5000, on all classes of submarines.
Repair/Maintenance of Maritime Surface Vessels
Waterfront Design/Engineering and Shipboard Integration Capabilities Overview in support of ship maintenance and modernization
- SHIPALT, AIT, MACHALT, SCD Installations
- Integration of Installations Pier side or in Private or Naval Shipyards
- CNO Ship Maintenance Availabilities (e.g. Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), Docking PIA, Selected Restricted Availability (SRA), Docking SRA)
- Systems Operational Verification Test (SOVT)
- Design Development – ICDs, SIDs, ECPs, FCs, TEMPALT packages – Planning Yard
- Waterfront Design Liaison/Planning Yard LAR Support
- Noise, Shock, Vibration and EMI Qualification & Testing
Epsilon Systems regularly performs inspections, examinations, analysis and repairs for a wide variety of HM&E systems onboard aircraft carriers and surface ships. Systems and shipboard equipment we inspect, analyze, reverse engineer, maintain, troubleshoot and repair include main propulsion turbines (steam or gas turbine), steam turbine or gas turbine generators, main reduction gears, controllable pitch propellers, LP/HP air compressors, centrifugal pumps, electrical switchboards, and electrical load centers.
Epsilon Systems engineering technicians act as principal managers in support of Availability Work Package (AWP) development, tracking, and execution for major ship maintenance, repair and modernization. They perform roles and responsibilities as they pertain to the Baseline Availability Work Package/Availability Work Package (BAWP/AWP) process, a critical factor of surface ships to achieve their Expected Service Life (ESL).
Repair/Maintenance of Underwater Vessels
Epsilon Systems has provided a wide variety of submarine maintenance, repair and overhaul services in East and West Coast locations, including shipboard equipment onboard Los Angeles class (SSN 688), Virginia class (SSN 774) and Ohio class SSBN/SSGN submarines and Combat System installations, upgrades and alterations. Several of these projects were performed simultaneously demonstrating Epsilon Systems’ capability to perform complex HM&E related work on multiple submarines.
Representative examples of submarine AIT SHIPALTS that Epsilon Systems has performed include the following:
- Combat Control System (AN/BYG-1 TI04 and TI06, SHIPALT 4308K)
- Static Automatic Bus Transfer (SABT, SHIPALT 4401K)
- Acoustic Rapid COTS Installation (ARCI, AN/BQQ-10, SHIPALT 4382.03K)
- Active Intercept & Ranging (AI&R, SHIPALT 4329K)
- Advanced Tactical System (ATS, SHIPALT 4290.01/03K)
- Multi-Tube Weapon Simulator (MTWS, SHIPALT 4315)
- Scope of Certification (SOC)/Oxygen Clean on Dry Deck Shelter piping for SEAL Team Delivery Vehicles and piping and valves for a Missile Tube to Escape Trunk Conversions
Epsilon Systems submarine workforce includes highly qualified personnel who have gained relevant experience from direct work with Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding, Oceaneering Marine Services Division (MSD), General Dynamics Electric Boat and the U.S. Submarine Force. Our Submarine Program Managers (PMs) all hold SUBSAFE credentials. Two of our PMs have been Submarine Safety Program Directors (SSPDs), and on average all our PMs have 25+ years of experience. They are committed to continuous improvement and routinely oversee quality of work, training, and documentation. Epsilon Systems is currently contracted to perform the overhaul and modernization for both a Virginia Class Submarine Universal Modular Mast (UMM) System and an Ohio Class UMM System.
The depth and breadth of Epsilon Systems personnel’s submarine and SUBSAFE experience includes:
- Submarine and Deep Submergence Systems Program expertise
- Planning and execution of submarine and Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) maintenance availabilities and DDS Planning Yard tasks
- High Data Rate (HDR) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) System, Submarine Escape and Immersion Equipment (SEIE), and Retractable Bow Plane (RBP) alterations
- SUBSAFE and SOC Quality Inspector training and oversight
- UMM installations and Hydrostatic Test Tank overhauls
- Oversight of multiple complex SSN 688 and SSGN 726 class depot and intermediate maintenance and modernization availabilities
- Former Submarine Group Seven Quality Assurance Officer, Safety Officer, and Material Officer
Epsilon Systems personnel cover the gamut of submarine repair expertise including, HVAC, AC&R, electrical, welding, brazing, sheet metal fabrication, piping, tiling, inside and outside machinist operations, hydraulics, fiberglass, Gaylord systems, and antenna repairs. These personnel have completed essential training including Radiological Controls (RADCON) training and NAVSEA Standard Item 009-106 (Work Authorization Form), Shift Operations Management System Training, 009-109 (Special Requirements for Non-SUBSAFE work on SUBSAFE Certified Ships), and 009-110 (Special Requirements for Non-Nuclear work on Nuclear Ships training. S9002-AK-CCM-010/6010 NAVSEA Technical Publication Industrial Ship Safety Manual for Submarines, NAVSEA Standard Item 009-027 Material Identification and Control (MIC) for Level I Systems.
Repair/Maintenance of Maritime Vessel Support Equipment
Epsilon Systems provides services to accomplish repairs and modifications to equipment for all types of ships including aircraft carriers, surface ships, watercrafts, cutters and submarines, and land-based test sites in locations both in CONUS and OCONUS. Epsilon Systems provides or has provided the following specific support:
- Oversee HM&E and Electronic Systems removals, repairs, reinstallations, and tests. Provide assistance during equipment pretest, post-test, and final alignment and adjustment of HM&E and Electronic Systems.
- Conduct final grooming and alignment of HM&E and Electronic Systems. Simultaneously, provide Ship’s Force with On-the-Job Training (OJT) for systems being groomed.
- Perform preventative maintenance system support, pre-operational testing, open/inspect assessment, repairs, operational testing, and AVCERT. maintenance/walkthrough support for well deck and hangar bay lighting systems (e.g, aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in Norfolk, VA and San Diego, CA).
- Assess, repair, and replace Electric Dry Air Dehydrators (EDADs) (e.g. onboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)).
- Aircraft Electrical Servicing Station (AESS) Testing and Repairs.
- Magnetic Minesweeper Gas Turbine Generator Cleaning (MMGTG) (e.g. onboard USS Patriot (MCM 7), USS Champion (MCM 4), USS Defender (MCM 2) and USS Avenger (MCM 1).
- Transient Volt Surge Suppressor (TVSS) Installations on DDG 51 class ships.
Epsilon Systems engineers and engineering technicians have provided rapid response to emergent technical requirements in CONUS/OCONUS locations. Representative examples of Fleet Technical Assistance include:
- Electrical – Bus tie breaker, voltage regulator, static frequency converter and motor-generator troubleshooting, repair, and grooming/Infrared (IR) surveys
- Consoles – damage control, machinery control and electrical plant control console troubleshooting, repair and grooming
- Pre-deployment Electrical Power Survey and Inspection (PEPSI)
- Firefighting systems – Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
- Fuel oil/lube oil systems – pump, filter, coalescer, strainer, regulator troubleshooting, repair, and grooming
- Compressors – refrigeration, air conditioning, and HP or LP air compressor troubleshooting, repair, and grooming