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Barron Associates Co-authors Journal Paper

Barron Associates team members co-authored a paper recently accepted for publication in the journal Thorax. The paper explores the hypothesis that the Pulse Arrival Time (PAT) response to obstructive respiratory events is associated with increased cardiovascular risk in people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Kwon Y, Wiles CJ, Parker BE, Clark BR, et al. “Pulse […]

Conference Publication on Autonomous Spacecraft Control

Recent research into closed-loop optimal control for spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations was presented at the 31st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting by Michael DeVore, Richard Adams, and Adam Reed. Autonomous guidance and control solutions for spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) must be robust to modeling uncertainties, unmodeled dynamics, errors in thruster output and […]

Barron Associates’ Novel Wearable for Chronic Pain Assessment Begins Clinical Feasibility Study

Evaluation and treatment for chronic pain are major contributors to rising healthcare costs. Although accurate assessment of pain and function is the cornerstone to successful chronic pain management, systematic, objective assessment of the functional impact of pain remains exceptionally challenging in practice. Barron Associates has developed the KnowPain wearable instrument. KnowPain objectively and quantitatively assesses […]

Conference Publication on Techniques for Using Measured Data to Update Aircraft Models

Recent research into the use of generalized polynomial chaos to update aircraft models using measured data was presented at the AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum by Michael DeVore, Jared Cooper, and Adam Reed. This presentation covered techniques for updating models of dynamical systems using probabilistic techniques based on measured real-world data collected from the physical systems […]

Journal Publication on Run-Time Assurance for Autonomous Aerospace Systems

A paper capping several years of research into run-time assurance (RTA) for autonomous unmanned aircraft appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. It was co-authored by Michael DeVore and Nathan Richards of Barron Associates, together with John Schierman of AFRL and Matthew Clark of Galois, Inc. RTA systems hold […]

AURA Tool Featured in NASA Spinoff Publication

Barron Associates’ Algorithms for Uncertainty Representation and Analysis (AURA) software tool has been developed over more than a decade into a flexible and highly optimized commercial software package capable of addressing a wide variety of stochastic modeling and simulation problems.  The tool is featured in the recently released 2020 edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication.  According […]

Barron Associates’ PREEMPT System Presented at APTA Conference

Barron Associates PREEMPT system was presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Colorado on February 14, 2020. The PREEMPT system provides an effective, accurate, noninvasive, and practicable method for automatically documenting patient mobility, providing the desired activity and body posture information that is relevant in both hospital and senior care settings. […]

“Onboard Turbulence Recognition System for Improved UAS Operator Situational Awareness” Paper Presented at SciTech 2020

This paper describes the development and testing of a turbulence recognition and decision support system for UAS that reliably quantifies turbulence and communicates results to pilots in a manner that is consistent with existing weather products.  It provides two primary outputs related to turbulence level, an estimate of turbulence severity category that is consistent with […]

Blink-based Communication System Presentation at ATIA Conference

Barron Associates presented a poster at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference in January on the “Development and Testing of a Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System for People with ALS”.  The Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System is intended to support Persons with ALS (PALS) and others with severely impaired mobility and vocalization capabilities by providing a reliable […]