Weatherall Technical Applications

James C. Weatherall

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S., California Institute of Technology

Jim is a Battelle senior research scientist with the Department of Homeland Security. As technical lead he oversees the development of new methods and technologies detecting and identifying security threats. This work has earned four patents,

  • Resonant System and Method of Determining a Dielectric Constant of a Sample,
    patent US 9,841,448 B2
  • Development of a Contrast Phantom for Active Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems,
    patent US 9,075,132 B2
  • Method for Identifying Materials using Dielectric Properties through Active Millimeter Wave Illumination,
    patent US 8,946,641 B2

  • and, his most recent patent awarded February 2019,

  • Contrast Phantom for Passive Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems,
    patent US 10, 197, 451 B2

His work is described in the IEEE publication, Spectral Signatures for Identifying Explosives with Wideband Millimeter-Wave Illumination. He was awarded for his patents by the DHS at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. In 2018, Jim presented his research at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference, his published proceedings can be read here.


Kate Weatherall

B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Kate is a researcher, writer, technical editor, and webmaster working extensively in the scientific, computing and academic communities for more than two decades. She formed Weatherall Technical Applications in 2001 and designs, develops, and produces websites for sports clubs, musicians, and private institutions. Photography remains an essential component to her work and, through her lens, enjoys capturing the dynamics of sporting events and special moments of cherished celebrations. She has served as a religion teacher and volunteers her time at charities within the area.

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AIPS++ (Astronomical Information Processing System), software designed to
calibrate, edit, form, analyze and enhance data received from radio telescopes into usable images.
ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), an international astronomical partnership
building a complete imaging telescope producing astronomical images at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths.
(Designed, developed, and maintained both websites. Wrote and edited technical documentation.)

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