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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 […]

Barron Associates Joins in Tech Tour Outreach for Charlottesville Students


Barron Associates participated in the Tech Tour for central Virginia students sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC). This annual event aims to ignite student interest in technology-related careers and to showcase the variety of tech career opportunities that are available in our community. More than 400 area students visited 70 technology-related companies and organizations […]

Survey Paper Published on Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

A paper entitled “Designing Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired,” co-authored by Barron Associates’ Dr. Richard Adams, has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Haptics July-September 2015 issue. The manuscript focuses on intersections between behavioral research and system design, covering historical results, existing technology, and recommendations for future work […]

Computerized Quantitative Classroom Observation Tool

Research into the continuing professional development of teachers has used various paper-based observational assessment tools over the years.  Dr. Michael Kennedy, of the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, called on Barron Associates to computerize and expand upon an existing tool used for observing teachers in the classroom.  Written in C sharp, the new […]

Rick Adams and Brian Clark promoted to Principal Research Scientist

Barron Associates would like to congratulate Rick Adams and Brian Clark, both of whom were promoted to Principal Research Scientist in August. Rick is presently serving as Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple U.S. Air Force and National Institutes of Health (NIH) projects. Brian is a PI on several current NIH programs and has played a […]

LimbTeq research presented at 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium

Barron Associates’ research efforts in the development of the LimbTeq system were presented by principal investigator Eileen Krepkovich in a presentation titled, “Monitoring Energy Expenditure in Amputees: A Prosthetic-Integrated Wearable Sensor System.” This talk was part of the Prosthetics & Rehabilitation breakout session at the Military Health System Research Symposium held on August 18 in […]

Barron Associates’ Dr. Nathan Richards Completes Coursework and FAA Practical Flight Test for Commercial Multiengine Pilot Rating

Barron Associates’ Dr. Nathan Richards has recently earned an FAA commercial pilot rating for multiengine aircraft.  With this addition, Dr. Richards holds a commercial certificate with instrument rating for both single- and multiengine land airplanes. Dr. Richards looks forward to applying this recent training and experience to bolster Barron Associates’ ongoing  upset recovery, pilot-in-the-loop, and […]

Autonomous Fall Monitor Patent Notification

Barron Associates recently learned that it will soon be awarded a utility patent on its Autonomous Fall Monitor technology. This technology is being used in conjunction with a collaborating firm to productize a wrist-worn fall monitor for use by seniors and others who can benefit from in-home monitoring. Although several research teams have previously attempted […]