Terique Barney

Contact Information

Terique Barney
Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch (D318)

NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 152
Hampton, VA 23681
Email: terique.l.barney@nasa.gov


Terique Barney joined the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch in November 2016 as an aerospace research engineer. He has primarily focused on Airborne Trajectory Management-related research and engineering development, including Trajectory-Based Operations and Strategic, Automated Trajectory Optimization and Negotiation for en route flights, during his time at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).

During his most recent efforts related to this work, Terique supported the Automated Flight and Contingency Management sub-project under the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) project functioning as the Systems Architect for the flight path management (FPM) area/task as well as the Principal Investigator for the FPM 1 batch simulation and FPM 2 human-in-the-loop (HITL) and batch simulation hybrid activities, which both focused on R&D of FPM automation. 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 and 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 graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2020 with a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, and completed additional graduate coursework at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Virginia in 2013. As of spring 2024 Terique has expanded his experience to include providing systems engineering support for the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder space science project. 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, airspace operations system analysis, and applying systems engineering rigor to low-to-mid technology readiness level (TRL) aeronautics and space research and development activities.

Selected Publications

  1. Barrows, B.A., Ballin, M.G., Barney, T. L., Nelson, S.L., Underwood, M.C., Wing, D.J., “Sim to Flight: Evaluating Flight Path Management Automation in High Density Urban Environments,” in AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum. January, 2024.
  2. Barney T. L., Barrows, B.A., “Initial Performance Evaluation of Flight Path Management Onboard Automation,” in IEEE/AIAA 41st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Portsmouth, VA, USA, 2022.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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


2022 – DASC Best of Session – Flight Planning for UAM Operations Award – Terique Barney and Bryan Barrows

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