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Barron Associates receives Phase II Award to Develop Graph Neural Networks (GNN) for Collaborative UxS Applications

Barron Associates received a Phase II Applied SBIR award to continue its work entitled, Graph-based Collaborative Autonomy for Intelligent Agents. The primary goal of the project is to develop decentralized swarm behaviors using GNN methods to enable heterogeneous swarms of autonomous agents to adaptively collaborate, communicate, and formulate control actions in contested areas with limited […]

Barron Associates receives Phase II Award to Continue Intelligent Wind Estimation Work

Barron Associates received a Phase II STTR award to continue its work entitled, Intelligent Wind Estimation for CBRN Agent Tracking and Localization. The primary goal of the project is to provide accurate wind estimates in urban and complex environments that can be used by CBRN source localization algorithms. Accurate wind estimates, along with other atmospheric […]

Phase I Option Awarded by the Navy for Development of a Psychometrically Validated Spatial Disorientation Skills Assessment Tool

Spatial Disorientation (SD) is a contributing factor in many fatal aircraft accidents, resulting in significant loss of life and equipment.  For example, an analysis of SD mishaps in the U.S. Air Force from 1993 to 2013 identified 72 SD mishaps at a cost of 101 lives, 65 aircraft, and 2.32 billion dollars.  Further, published statistics […]

Barron Associates Receives NIH Phase IIB Award to Expand its KneeBRIGHT System for Osteoarthritis

The “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system combines electromyography (EMG) biofeedback with video game therapy to provide knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients with an engaging, effective tool for conducting rehabilitation exercises at home. Barron Associates previously successfully completed a Phase II randomized control clinical trial with 32 participants with knee OA. Strength, […]

NOAA UAS Funding for Tropical Storm Testing

Barron Associates was awarded non-SBIR follow-on funding to their NOAA Phase II SBIR. The funding is intended to support the delivery and testing of twelve tube-deployed UASs for tropical storm monitoring in Fall 2022 and Fall 2023. The WINGSONDE UAS is deployed from a P3 aircraft tube at 250kts and 10,000 feet into the eye […]

A Novel Instrument to Address Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1 million Americans and 10 million individuals worldwide. One of the most debilitating and impactful symptoms of PD is Freezing of Gait (FOG). Barron Associates has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging to develop a body-worn system that is specially designed […]

Barron Associates awarded Phase II NIH grant to study falls in hospitals

Fall detection, assessment, and prevention is a challenging issue across the care continuum. Despite wide recognition as a considerable problem, fall-related injuries are still the most frequently reported adverse events in hospital inpatient settings. Although hospitals employ diverse programs to prevent falls and fall injuries, an essential component to a fall prevention program is accurate […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Data Mining Tool for Healthcare Applications

The Federated Automated Survey Tool (FAST) will be an analytics platform that can be used by public health officials, clinical care investigators, institutional administrators, and others to more easily survey targeted cohorts regarding acute and chronic diseases (e.g., influenza, coronavirus, high blood pressure, etc.) and other indicators (e.g., depression prevalence, tobacco use, substance abuse, etc.) […]

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) […]