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 recently earned three 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
The latter 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. Jim presented his most recent research at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference in April 2018, his published proceedings can be read here.
B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Kate is a researcher, writer, technical editor, webmaster and media director. Working in the scientific, computing and academic communities led her to form Weatherall Technical Applications in 2001. She managed technical aerospace contracts and continues designing, developing, and producing websites. 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.
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.)