Terique Barney


Terique Barney is an aerospace research engineer and joined the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch in November 2016. His research areas while at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) have primarily been focused on aspects of Airborne Trajectory Management, including Trajectory-Based Operations and Strategic, Automated Trajectory Optimization and Negotiation for en route flights.

Beginning in October 2020, Terique worked on the Automated Flight and Contingency Management sub-project under the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) project, serving as the Systems Architect for the flight path management (FPM) area/task as well as the Principal Investigator for the FPM 1 batch study, which focused on FPM automation R&D. Prior to that, he worked on the Increasing Diverse Operations sub-project under the Air Traffic Management-eXploration (ATM-X) project, where he served as the Software Implementation Lead as well as a Co-Principal Investigator leading a series of studies supporting Strategic Airborne Trajectory Management technology R&D. Terique began his NASA career working on the Air Traffic Demonstration-3 (ATD-3) sub-project as the Test and Evaluation Lead for NASA’s Traffic Aware Planner research prototype. This technology supported the Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Request (TASAR) research concept, which successfully completed technology transfer to industry in 2019.

Terique received a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University in May 2020, and completed additional graduate coursework at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining NASA, Terique trained as a Test Director at Aberdeen Test Center for the Department of the Army. His interests include R&D for automated aviation operations, and airspace operations system analysis.

Selected Publications

  1. Karr, D. A., Wing, D. J., Barney, T., Sharma, V., Etherington, T. J., & Sturdy, J. L., “Initial Design Guidelines for Onboard Automation of Flight Path Management”, in AIAA AVIATION 2021 FORUM; AIAA 2021-2326.
  2. Barney T. L., Ballard, K. M., Buck, B. K., Underwood, M. C., and Chartrand, R. C., “Simulation of a Representative Future Trajectory-Based Operations Environment,” NASA/TM–2020-5006885, Hampton, VA, 2020.
  3. Buck, B. K., Barney, T. L., Underwood, M. C., and Chartrand, R. C., “Design and Implementation of a Scenario Development Process for a 2040 Trajectory-Based Operations Simulation,” NASA/TM-2020-5006526, Hampton, VA, 2020.
  4. Fernandes, A., Hunter, G., Capozzi, B., and Barney, T., “An Enhanced Autonomy Approach to Automated Trajectory Negotiation,” in AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference; AIAA 2020-2856.
  5. Barney, T. L., Underwood, M. C., Buck, B. K., “Simulation and Flight Test Environments for the TASAR Traffic Aware Planner,” in AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, TX, 2019.
  6. Underwood, M. C., Lewis, T. A., Barney, T. L., “In-Flight Evaluation of the Traffic Aware Planner on the NASA HU-25A Guardian Aircraft,” in AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, TX, 2019


2019 – R&D 100 Award – Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) Traffic Aware Planner

2019 – NASA Group Achievement Award – Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) NASA / Alaska Airlines / Industry Team

2019 – NASA Langley Transformer of the Year, Partnership Category – Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) Team