Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signing starts development of
coordinate metrology technology for maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft.
Verisurf Software today announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with
the US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). The intent of the agreement is to
jointly develop technologies and processes to increase efficiency of Maintenance Repair and
Overall of fleet aviation assets. Under the agreement Verisurf will support in the transfer of
developed technology back to the commercial sector.
“The reputation of Verisurf for innovation and quality in portable metrology makes them the
ideal partner for the commercialization of our co-developed technology,” Christopher Root,
Advanced Aircraft Technology, IPT Lead. “This collaboration will help us reduce the turnaround
time and costs to keep Navy aircraft operational while helping Verisurf develop coordinate
metrology technology for the MRO market.”
"Verisurf is proud to be selected by the US Navy to work with the Fleet Readiness Center
Southwest (FRCSW) in a joint effort to help the Navy reduce turnaround times and costs
associated with maintaining Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.“ Ernie Husted, President and CEO,
Verisurf. Verisurf has the interest, resources, capabilities, and technical expertise to develop
and transition the results of naval research. Specifically, Verisurf has developed field-proven
software for measurement and inspection in aerospace, automotive, and other industries
worldwide. Verisurf is capable of developing new software and hardware, which can be utilized
in the Aircraft MRO sector. Verisurf will gain knowledge on Navy MRO capabilities and be able to
transition results for similar structures used in DOD and commercial settings.
Under the terms of the agreement “Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) possesses
extensive expertise, capabilities, and information relating to Aircraft MRO activities. In
accordance with the U.S. Federal Technology Transfer Act, FRCSW desires to make this expertise
and technology available for use in both the public and private sectors. As part of the
developmental efforts to enhance repair capability on aircraft structural components, FRCSW is
investigating the development of a system to integrate multiple portable 3D component
measurement devices in order to seamlessly conduct measurements around and inside large
About Verisurf Software, Inc.
Verisurf Software, Inc. is a three dimensional measurement solutions company, committed to
delivering advanced computer-aided surface analysis, inspection, tool building, assembly
guidance and reverse engineering solutions. Verisurf software helps manufacturers produce
higher quality products in less time and at a lower cost with automated, Model-Based processes.
About Naval Base Coronado (NBC) and North Island Fleet Readiness Center (FRCSW)
Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, CA (NBC) provides shore-based platforms for helicopter and
fixed wing squadrons, aircraft carriers, SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Teams, Navy Expeditionary Combat
Command squadrons, and other commands. The Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) at
NBC overhauls, repairs, and modifies Navy and Marine Corps front line tactical, logistical, and
rotary-wing aircraft and their components. The NAVAIR Advanced Measurement Systems and
Reverse Engineering Lab provide vital CAD/CAM, Coordinate Metrology and Reverse Engineering
services to FRCSW.