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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 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 […]

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 […]