Technical and advisory services

 

Our technical services help small and large enterprises overcome workforce constraints and limited resources, accelerating design cycles and helping to identify product performance limits. We have experienced professionals on site to help our clients solve immediate technical problems associated with the transfer, adoption and diffusion of technology. Our specialized services range from testing and certifications to calibration, prototyping, demonstrations, scale-up and consulting.

Select a topic or research centre below to learn which NRC technical and advisory services can add value to your organization.

The NRC is committed to supporting our clients and collaborators with testing and technical services based on our unique research expertise and infrastructure. The NRC is equally committed to acting diligently to avoid knowingly engaging in routine testing services that may be delivered through Canadian private-sector laboratories offering such services. The NRC will endeavour to refer clients to Canadian private-sector labs when appropriate and will explore opportunities to license/transfer testing methodologies to Canadian private-sector service providers as circumstances warrant.

Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
NRC Aerospace is involved in several programs that assess rotorcraft handling qualities, in co-operation with government, industry, and educational institutions. NRC Aerospace has the expertise to assess how new or modified equipment, new control augmentation laws/theories, or degraded flight conditions can affect the performance of the pilot and the aircraft. In many cases, these assessments require the development of novel test procedures and equipment as well as the instruction of evaluators in flight test techniques and evaluation methods.
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Food Science, Agricultural technology, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Bacteria, Chemical, Toxins, Anti-nutrients, NMR Spectroscopy
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
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Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
The NRC's capabilities in bluff body aerodynamics are extensive and reach far beyond the study of the effects of wind on airplanes, bridges, buildings and vehicles. The NRC is also renowned for its sports aerodynamics testing. The NRC's expertise has repeatedly been called upon to assist Canada's Olympic Own the Podium initiative, complementing training with science and technology. Our research has yielded impressive results, helping Canadian athletes become faster and be their best.
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Advanced Electronics and Photonics
Topic: Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductors, Prototyping
Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre offers test and characterization services that complement its core epitaxy and fabrication services. CPFC staff has experience in all aspects of materials characterization, as well as analysis and testing of discrete devices and optical integrated circuits.
Research Centre: Advanced Electronics and Photonics
Topic: Computer systems, Electronics, Epitaxy, Semiconductors, Prototyping
With years of industry-based experience and state of the art facilities, CPFC experts have the ability to deliver foundry solutions for early-stage prototyping and small-to-medium volume production runs of photonic devices and photonic integrated circuits, in either III-V compound semiconductor or silicon-based materials. CPFC staff has a clear understanding of current photonic technologies and product applications as well as industry standard, commercial manufacturing processes. By outsourcing to CPFC, customers reduce development time and reduce costs by not operating a dedicated internal fabrication facility.CPFC offers a comprehensive suite of fee-based services including design and modelling, epitaxy, fabrication, and test and characterization. Our services range in complexity from feasibility studies to single-step foundry deliverables to complete custom solutions. We also provide nanoimprint lithography and consulting services.
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Agriculture, Protein, Genomics, Economics and Industry, Biotechnology/genomics
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Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
In Ottawa, NRC Aerospace conducts research on issues affecting the design, strength, durability, structural integrity and performance of new and legacy aircraft structures and components. We also develop new design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies for structures and materials, as well as for noise and vibration control. Technologies to support existing aircraft fleets are another area of study.