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NOAA Phase II Awarded – “A Tube-Deployed Expendable UAV for Atmospheric Sensing”

The goal of this effort is to meld a dropsonde’s sensing and expendable deployment attributes with a UAV’s guided flight capability. Barron Associates is developing an atmospheric-sensor UAV that, like a dropsonde, can be tube-deployed from NOAA aircraft into remote regions. Barron Associates’ proposed UAV provides the ability to gather atmospheric data across a wide […]

Army Phase II Awarded – “Simple Mortar Augmentation for Repeated Targeting and Enhanced Range (SMARTER)”

During the Phase I, Barron Associates developed a simple, low-cost, technology system to improve range and targeting for a 120mm mortar round.  Barron Associates’ mortar augmentation system expects to extend the nominal mortar range by more than 20% while simultaneously decreasing the impact dispersion by greater than 20%.  The Phase II research will include design, […]

Barron Associates Receives Grant for Video Game-based Knee Therapy System

Barron Associates is developing the “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system that 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. KneeBRIGHT aims to motivate patients with knee OA to conduct regular muscle strengthening exercise […]

A Novel, Low-Cost Mobile Metabolic Measurement (M3) System

Barron Associates was recently awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop and demonstrate a novel, low-cost, easy to use indirect calorimetry (IC) system for use in humans and other mammals. IC systems measure the exchange of respiratory gases, such as oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and minute ventilation. They are used in many […]

Barron Associates Receives Award to Develop Interactive Video Game to Promote Healthcare Knowledge to Students

Barron Associates is initiating the development of its EMPATHIE system, an educational game that provides an immersive experience into life with a motor disability and promotes design thinking and problem-solving related to the associated mobility challenges. The system will leverage the technology developed previously by Barron Associates, namely its novel video game interface, which implements […]

Air Force Phase I SBIR awarded for subsurface landing gear inspection system

Barron Associates will develop a laser-based system to detect subsurface voids and defects in coated landing gear components.  The system builds upon technology that uses precise, repeated measurements of thermal conductance across 3-dimensional spatial energy paths within a test article.  By measuring changes in the transmission of thermal energy along multiple paths, defects of various […]

Barron Associates Awarded Fast-Track Grant to Develop Animal Monitoring Technology

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 […]

NASA Phase I Awarded “Turbulence Modeling and Risk-based Planning to Enable Safe Autonomous Operations”

Aircraft routinely encounter turbulence, and appropriate responses to this turbulence are critical to maintain safe aircraft operation within prescribed operating limits and to effectively accomplish missions.  Current airspace operations rely primarily on onboard human pilots to assess the severity of turbulence and respond appropriately.  The future air transportation system will have increasing levels of autonomy, […]

NASA Phase I Awarded “Tools to Enhance Airspace Safety by Minimizing and Mitigating RF Link Loss”

Radio frequency (RF) communications provide navigation and communication capabilities that are essential to safe operation of the current and future airspace systems.   Loss of C2 and navigation links is a significant hazard even for current generation systems, and future systems that will operate with a high level of automation and autonomy, often without a highly-skilled […]

NOAA Phase I Award for Tube-deployed UAV to be used in Storm Measurements

A Phase I contract has been awarded to Barron Associates for a low-cost, tube-deployed UAV that can be launched from a P-3 aircraft and transition to powered, wing-borne flight to take measurements near the ocean’s surface during tropical storms.  After the sensing operation, the UAVs are expended into the ocean. NOAA has previously executed tube-deployed […]