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Barron Associates Presents SaeboVR at American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition

Barron Associates employees Rick Adams and Eileen Krepkovich, along with a team of student volunteers from the Mary Baldwin University (MBU) Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, presented and demonstrated the Virtual Occupational Therapy Application (VOTA) at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia, PA from March 30 – April 1, […]

Space Test Program-H5 Automated Plume Sentry (STP-H5 APS) Achieves Mission Success by Detecting Thruster Firings During Space-X Dragon Departure from ISS

The Space Test Program-H5 Automated Plume Sentry (STP-H5 APS) instrument successfully detected charge-exchange plasma interactions generated by two thruster firings by the Dragon spacecraft during its March 19th, 2017 departure from the ISS. The result supports the hypothesis that charged particles resulting from the ionization of neutral effluents from departing and approaching spacecraft propagate back […]

Patent Issued for System to Communicate via Facial Expressions

Barron Associates’ employees Alec Bateman and Michael DeVore were recently awarded Patent No. 9,465,981 for a system that allows people to communicate through a sequence of facial expressions. The initial application is a tool for ALS patients, who often suffer paralysis and lose the ability to speak, providing them with the ability to summon help […]

Electronic Classroom Observation Tool Update

In July 2015, Barron Associates developed for a University of Virginia professor a graphical computerized instrument that records, quantifies, and characterizes teacher performance in special education classrooms.  The instrument has been very well received and it has since been distributed across the country for use in research and school district evaluations.  The education tool has […]

Barron Associates Presents Innovative Research at the 72nd Annual American Helicopter Society Conference

BAI personnel presented two papers at the recent American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, the world’s leading rotary-wing technical conference. The first paper highlighted system identification of a small-scale helicopter and quadrotor UAV using the AUSPEX tool. AUSPEX is a system identification and simulation-update tool developed by Barron Associates. Flight test data were used to identify […]

Virginia Aerospace Days

NASA profiled Barron Associates as one of two companies in its presentation at the Aerospace Days event in Richmond on February 3, 2016. NASA highlighted the work Barron Associates has contributed to NASA’s technical mission and the economic benefits to the Commonwealth. Illustrating the presentation was Rick Adams’ tactile-feedback astronaut glove for the use of […]

Summers Named Working Group Chair

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-8.18 engineering subcommittee establishes standardized methodologies for modeling and simulating wireless communications in public safety systems.  Over the past two years, it has undertaken the update of Telecommunications Systems Bulletin (TSB)-88.2 and the creation of TSB-88.4 and TSB-88.5 to address the coming introduction of broadband systems (most notably in the […]

NASA Day

Barron Associates marked the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its first NASA contract with a pizza lunch at company headquarters.  That first contract began on January 16, 1991 and was an SBIR Phase I awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, entitled “Adaptive Nonlinear Polynomial Neural Networks for Rotorcraft Cabin Noise Reduction.”  A quarter-century of […]

FAA MAAP at Virginia Tech Agreement for Testing UAS

Barron Associates has entered an agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Agency’s (FAA) Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) for flight testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).  MAAP is located at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, and was designated by the FAA to be one of six official test sites for […]

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