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  image of full-scale outdoor antenna test range that has two 70-foot towers with fully instrumented laboratories to perform complete live signal testing on production antennas and related systems
 

The full-scale outdoor antenna test range has two 70-foot towers with fully instrumented laboratories to perform complete live signal testing on production antennas and related systems.

With more than 50 years of experience, the Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is able to help the U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force, U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, and commercial clients with their complex direction-finding (DF), COMINT, SIGINT, and other electronic warfare systems by offering services such as:

  • Design

  • Development

  • Fabrication

  • Testing

Product Realization and Sustainment Section Production Team

Product Realization and Sustainment Section production team experience includes:

  • Advanced signal acquisition

  • Advanced signal recognition

  • DF systems

  • Tracking systems

Production Team Transitioning Experience

The production team has more than 35 years of experience in transitioning

complete systems from research and development (R&D) and design

engineering to:

  image of production facilities at SwRI, which include a high bay with an overhead crane to assist in the assembly of complex antennas
 

Production facilities include a high bay with an overhead crane to assist in the assembly of complex antennas.

  • One-of-a-kind prototypes

  • One-of-a-kind engineering development models

  • Low-rate initial production (LRIP)

  • Full-rate production (FRP)

The production team has fielded more than 200 systems of these various configurations worldwide. Our engineers are experienced in helping clients solve the technical challenges of maintaining fielded systems.

 

Production Team Management

SwRI's Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division facilities and staff are available to perform classified work at any level. Using a progressive management approach, the Production Team manages and completes multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining 100% on-time delivery.

 

To assure client needs are met or exceeded, state-of-the-art project management tools are used, including:

For more information about how we can help you convert your system from R&D and design to production, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact Robert C. Torres, PMP, at rtorres@swri.org or (210) 522-2766.

 

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Contact Information

Robert C. Torres, PMP

Transitioning from Design to Production

(210) 522-2766

rtorres@swri.org

engineeringsolutions.swri.org

Related Terminology

transitioning complete systems

design to production

low-rate initial production

full-rate production

LRIP

FRP

prototypes

engineering development models

sustainment technology

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August 07, 2014