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Systems Engineering

Our engineering services and capabilities continue to expand, providing reliable and innovative approaches to meeting our customers’ requirements.

Systems Engineering   

Barrios performs across the systems engineering spectrum; requirements development, analysis, concepts of operation, trades and studies, modeling, integration, verification, validation, testing, and documentation. 


This full range of services has enabled us to reliably perform mission critical responsibilities in the disciplines of:

  • Avionics

  • Electrical Power Systems

  • Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)

  • Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C)

  • Human Factors

  • Mechanical

  • Robotics

  • Thermal


Our engineers define, document, trace, verify, and validate requirements with discipline and rigor providing the customer with realistic and comprehensive system requirements. This capability translates well outside the aerospace market.


Barrios engineers apply critical analysis skills and techniques to complex problems such as vehicle mass properties, vibration analysis, thrust analysis, stress, fracture mechanics, thermal, high-fidelity dynamic models, mission timelines, proximity operations, and human factors.


We design systems hardware and software such as thermal protection, communications, automated systems, autonomous operations including rendezvous and docking, advanced designs, and tools integral to and onboard space vehicles.

Systems/Vehicle Integration 

Barrios provides manifest analysis and coordination for all vehicles transporting items to the International Space Station (ISS). This includes U.S., Russian, Japanese, and European visiting vehicles as well as commercial space vehicles.

Simulations & Testing 

Barrios develops and provides simulations for space missions including avionics. Our engineers develop criteria and plans for hardware testing as well as provide test operations, management, and oversight expertise.

MMOD Damage Risk Assessment & Protection 

Barrios engineers provide expertise, using NASA’s BUMPR analysis software, in modeling the ability of space materials to withstand Micro Meteoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) impacts. We provide data to government and commercial space vehicle providers. Our experience also includes hypervelocity impact testing.


Robotic Technology 

Barrios provides research, engineering, development, integration, and application of robotic hardware and software technologies for specific flight and ground robotic system applications, such as Robonaut 2, ISS Mobile Servicing System, and the Remote Manipulator System.

Laboratory & Facility Management  

Our scientists and engineers developed the requirements and oversaw the build out of a Class 100 laboratory. Barrios currently operates and manages this clean room facility to curate samples of returned space materials. We also provide support to a Class 1000 clean room for our customers. In addition, our technicians provide laboratory support for Space Life Sciences.

Astromaterials Science 

Barrios scientists are an integral part of the study of planetary and interstellar materials, extending our knowledge toward future space exploration.

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