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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 […]


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 […]