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Honors & Awards

Southwest Research Institute has earned 41 R&D 100 awards since 1971. Each year R&D Magazine recognizes developments regarded as among the 100 most significant technical accomplishments. The Chicago Tribune dubbed the program “the Oscars of Invention.”

2016

Time REsilient System (TRES)

2015

CAPCOM

Ranger

2014

Dedicated EGR®

2012

Hybrid Ceramic-Sand Core Casting Technology

2011

Dual Coil Offset (DCO) Ignition System

2010

Remote Neutrally Buoyant Sensors

2009

Plasma Enhanced Magnetron Sputter (PEMS) Technology

2008

TDRW

2007

Corrosion Analyzer
Semi-Active Compressor Valve

2006

MsS Guided-Wave Heat Exchanger Probe

2005

NESSUS

2004

DSL 3D Imaging
RAPTOR®

2003

NASGRO®
Virtual Vehicle Transmission Test Cell (VVTTC)

2001

Diesel Fuel Ignition Quality Tester (IQTTM)

2000

Meritor Tire Inflation System
DARWIN™

1999

High Cycle Fatigue Machine

1998

3DStress®
Magnetostrictive Sensor Technology (MsSPTIES)

1997

Regenerative Active Vehicle Suspension System

1996

Weather Environment Simulation Technology
Rich Burn/Lean Burn Engine

1995

Turbine Disk-Rim Ultrasonic Inspection System

1991

Telemetry-based Piston Temperature Measurement System

1987

DAISY Flaw Detection and Imaging System

1984

Spherical Dipole Antenna

1983

Thin Film Strain Transducer

1981

Self-restoring Traffic Barrier
Barkhausen Noise Stress Measurement System

1979

Fire Resistant Diesel Fuel
Sulphlex Paving Material

1978

SUTARS Nondestructive Evaluation System
Seismic Velocity Logging Probe

1977

CIBLE Automatic Bearing Inspection System

1975

Elastomer Strain Gage

1972

SUB-ICE Icebreaking Engine

1971

Underwater Electrical Connector