SwRI Accreditations, Certifications & Appraisals

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) strives to ensure that products supplied to and services performed for clients conform to quality requirements. The following are accreditations, certifications and appraisals currently held by SwRI:

Division/Department Standard Scope of Registration
Applied Physics AS 9100 Aerospace Engineering Department

Automotive Engineering

Engine, Emissions & Vehicle Research Division

Fuels & Lubricants Research Division

ISO 9001 Design, development, testing and evaluations of a variety of engine and vehicle hardware and software products and technologies, research, development, commercial testing of exhaust emissions, automotive fuels, fluids, lubricants, engineering consulting and analytical testing of petroleum products
ISO 14001 Research, design, development, and evaluation of a variety of engine vehicle hardware and software products and technologies; commercial testing of exhaust emissions, fuels, fluids, lubricants; engineering consulting; analytical testing of petroleum products
ISO 17025
ISO 17025
Mechanical Testing
Chemical Testing
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Division ISO 9001 Provision of contract research and development services for government and commercial customers in environmental and analytical chemistry; fire testing; engineering; and certification; microcapsulation and polymers, and environmental and chemical engineering
NELAP Environmental and Chemical Engineering
ISO 17025 Fire Testing
ISO 17020 Inspection Agency
ISO 13485 The provision of engineering services for the design, development, testing and servicing of devices for the healthcare industry

Defense & Intelligence Solutions Division

AS 9100 Avionics & Support Systems Department
Electronics Integration & Cyber Technology Department (Warner Robins, GA)
ISO 9001 Research, design, development and manufacture of signal acquisition, exploitation and geolocation systems; surveillance and tracking systems; shipboard and land-based direction finding systems, including software engineering and post delivery product servicing (installation, calibration, repair, upgrade and training)
CMMI-DEV Ver 1.3 Level 3
Facilities & Services and Environmental, Safety and Quality Systems ISO 14001 Support Services including: Institute Quality Systems, Machine Shop, Facility Operations, Facilities Engineering, Travel, Cafeterial, Environmental and Safety Systems, Security, Purchsing, and Shipping/Receiving
Institute Calibration Laboratory ISO 17025 Calibration
Intelligent Systems Division  CMMI-DEV Ver 1.3 Level 5 Critical Systems Department
Mechanical Engineering Division — Engineering Dynamics Department ISO 9001:2008 Engineering and Research of the Nonlinear Response and Behavior of Material and Structures that are Subjected to Large Deformations often at High Strain Rates for Government and Industry
Mechanical Engineering Division — Flow Component Test Facility API-Q1 API Spec 6AV1
APO Spec 14A
Mechanical Engineering Division — Structural Engineering Department ISO 9001:2008 Design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate aircraft, marine, and land-based structural and mechanical systems for industry and government
ISO 9001:2015 Design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate aircraft, marine, and land-based structural and mechanical systems for industry and government
ISO 17025 Mechanical Testing
Space Science & Engineering Division AS 9100 Space science and engineering (the development of scientific payloads aboard scientific satellites and sounding rockets – formulate concepts, design and manage complex hardware and data systems, develop advanced space borne instrumentation, and address theoretical aspects of space physics and planetary astronomy)

Communications Department

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.