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Barron Associates to assist in NASA research on AAM means of compliance

Barron Associates will assist in a NASA research contract aimed at investigating and implementing certification means of compliance processes for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) with Increasing autonomy. The AAM and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiatives have led to a proliferation of new vehicle designs, operating environments, control design, and safety and certification challenges.  Because of […]

NASA Phase I Selected for Award: LiDAR-Supported Emergency Landing System for AAM Vehicles

The autonomous LiDAR-supported Emergency Landing System for AAM (LELSA) emulates the perception, cognition, and decision making of expert operators to provide an onboard capability to accomplish the complex emergency (precautionary or forced) landing task autonomously.  LELSA leverages both existing data and data acquired through in-flight perception (LiDAR) to: (1) locate potential emergency landing sites; (2) […]

Barron Associates Awarded Subcontract to NIH R21 Grant Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in the aging population and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, including cerebrovascular injury. Repetitive exposure to acute CV response, such as sympathetic surge and blood pressure (BP) rise following obstructive respiratory events, is an important mediating mechanism linking OSA to CV disease and cerebrovascular injury. […]

Barron Associates to Develop Telehealth System for Pediatric Upper Extremity Therapy

Barron Associates, Inc. has been awarded an NIH Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant to develop a computer gaming system for evidence-based home exercise for pediatric hemiplegia with telehealth guidance and remote monitoring. The Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT) effort will produce a commercial system that includes therapy software and […]

Barron Associates awarded Dept of Energy Phase I SBIR titled “Machine Learning for Individualized Vehicle Eco-Routing”

Vehicle “eco-routing” means that instead of driving the fastest or shortest route between two locations, a driver would choose the most energy-efficient route.  Eco-routing operates at the macroscopic level to identify the most energy efficient route to a destination based on the specific vehicle and powertrain.  The most impressive eco-routing energy savings are based on […]

Barron Associates Awarded Phase II Grant to Develop Next Generation Animal Monitoring Technology Following Successful Feasibility Effort

Barron Associates is developing the Rodent Physiologic Analysis and Recording (RODAR) System. The RODAR system embodies a wireless, noninvasive data collection, visualization, and storage solution for monitoring animals’ physiological status, behavior, and environment. The RODAR system offers continuous or intermittent recording, synchronization, and real-time display of physiologic data and environmental data including. The system also […]

Barron Associates Receives NIH Grant to Develop Monitor for Oxygen Therapy

Barron Associates was recently awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Respiratory Oxygen Adherence Monitor (ROAM) system to reliably assess long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) adherence. LTOT is associated with significant reductions in hospitalizations and improved quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite the benefits of LTOT, […]

NASA Phase II SBIR Award for Development of a Turbulence Modeling and Decision Support System for UAM

Enabling increasing levels of autonomy envisioned for future airspace operations without compromising flight safety will require novel technologies for predicting turbulence, automatically planning missions that minimize turbulence hazards, recognizing and quantifying turbulence in flight, and appropriately and automatically responding to inflight turbulence.  In the context of a passenger carrying DEP VTOL vehicle, Barron Associates previously […]

Air Force Phase I Awarded “FSO and RF Integrated Aerial Communications (FaRIA-C)”

Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems offer extremely high throughput links over long distances, with impressive LPI/LPD characteristics. However, they are often susceptible to deep fades due to atmospheric effects or terrain blockage, as well as scattering due to scintillation. High-rate radio frequency (RF) communications systems currently offer data rates approximately an order of magnitude […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Hospital Patient Mobility Tracker

Hospitalization and prolonged immobilization often lead to the functional decline of vulnerable older persons. Bed rest and inactivity accelerate the functional changes that are part of normal aging; the link between inactivity and adverse outcomes is increasingly appreciated by medical professionals, and the mobilization of patients is a critical aspect of patient care. The Barron […]