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Automation & Data Systems

Providing engineering services in the research and development of complex
systems and equipment

The Automation and Data Systems Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides engineering services in the definition, development, and maintenance of complex systems and equipments for government and industry. The staff of more than 175 electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineers, computer scientists, and support staff form multidisciplinary teams to provide technological solutions for commercial and military problems. The state of the art in design aids, laboratory instrumentation, and test equipment is provided in extensive facilities to aid the engineering services provided to clients.

Steven W. Dellenback, Ph.D., PMP,, Vice President

Ben A. Abbott, Ph.D., Institute Engineer
Robert W. Heller, Ph.D., Program Director

  • Applied Sensing
    • Advanced Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems
    • Tactical Networks and Communications
    • Unmanned Systems
  • Production and Simulation Technologies
    • Custom Automated Solutions
    • Adaptive Technologies
    • Manufacturing and Process Engineering
    • Simulation and Training
  • Intelligent Systems
    • Autonomous Vehicle Activities
    • Information Systems Engineering
    • Intelligent Vehicles
    • Transportation Management Systems
    • Transportation Information Systems
    • Systems Engineering and Integration
    • Cooperative Systems
    • Embedded Systems Security
    • High Reliability Systems Section

Automation & Data Systems Special Programs and Technology Areas

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.