Signature Science was established in 2001 as a subsidiary of Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®). SwRI is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization that serves both government and industry clients.
SwRI’s staff of more than 2,600 specialize in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. Nine technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry and chemical engineering, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more.
In March 2001, Signature Science was founded through a buyout of Radian’s Special Environmental Services business unit from the URS Corporation. The Special Environmental Services Unit of the Radian Corporation began operations in 1991, establishing a group of national experts in technical services related to measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT).