Advanced science.  Applied technology.



We pride ourselves on ensuring that our products and services conform to the highest quality standards. SwRI has achieved multiple quality accreditations and certifications to help our clients test, evaluate, and develop their products.


SwRI Quality Policy

It is the policy of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to ensure that products supplied to and services performed for clients conform to contractual and self-imposed quality requirements. Applicable laws, regulations, codes, standards or specifications as referenced in client contracts, purchase orders or SwRI operating policies and procedures define these requirements.

Contact Quality Office

+1 210 522 3145

List of ISO Accreditations/Certifications

StandardScope of Registration
AS 9100Aerospace Engineering Department
AS 9100Space 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)
AS 9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
Specializing in research, design, development, integration, test, and evaluation in order to solve demanding systems engineering problems and overcome difficult technical challenges for the aerospace industry and government. This applies to all projects including research, design, development, and manufacture of signal acquisition, exploitation, and geolocation systems; surveillance and tracking systems; shipboard, airborne, and land-based SIGINT systems and subsystems; aircraft avionics, automatic test equipment, diagnostic systems, flight control systems, jet engines, test stands/cells, unmanned vehicles, training systems, modeling, and simulation; and include systems development, hardware and software engineering, and post-delivery product servicing including installation, maintenance, calibration, evaluation/repair, upgrade, and training
APO Spec 14A
CMMI-DEV V1-3Level 3
CMMI DEV/5Critical Systems Department
ISO 9001Design, development, testing and evaluation 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 9001:2015Provision 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. 
ISO 9001:2015Engineering 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
ISO 9001:2015Design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate aircraft, marine, and land-based structural and mechanical systems for industry and government
ISO 9001:2015Engineering consulting, design, development and testing of engine and vehicle hardware, software and technologies. Research, development and testing of exhaust emissions, fuels, automotive fluids and lubricants.
ISO 13485:2016The provision of engineering services for the design, development, testing and servicing of devices for the healthcare industry
ISO 14001:2015Office of Automotive Engineering (OAE), Facilities and Services (FS), and Environmental, Safety, & Quality Systems (ESQ) cost centers, their operations/activities/services, buildings, and facilities
ISO 17020Inspection agency
ISO 17025
ISO 17025
Mechanical testing
Chemical testing
ISO 17025Fire testing
ISO 17025Calibration
ISO 17025Mechanical testing
NELAPEnvironmental and chemical engineering