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Jim Johnson

Staff Engineer/Scientist

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Biography:
James T. Johnson is a senior staff electrical engineer in Idaho National Laboratory’s Radiation Instrumentation group. His research interests include application of advanced hardware and software engineering design principles to new inspection system instrumentation for use in characterization of materials related to nonproliferation experiments, nuclear energy materials, and fuels characterization. He has most recently been involved with designing the fuel motion monitoring system at the Transient Reactor Test Facility. His previous experience includes remote sensing, data acquisition and control, radiation measurements and detection, mechanical scanning systems as well as eddy current and ultrasonic techniques for non-destructive evaluation. Mr. Johnson has either authored or co-authored over 30 papers for conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals and has been granted four U.S. patents. He holds a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from Utah State University.

Education:

​B.S., Electrical Engineering - Utah State University

Publications:

Statistical estimation of the performance of a fast-neutron multiplicity system for nuclear material accountancy, David L. Chichester, Scott J. Thompson, Mathew T. Kinlaw, James T. Johnson, Jennifer L. Dolan, Marek Flaska, Sara A. Pozzi, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 06/2015; 784:448-454. DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.027.

 

Comparison of BCF-10, BCF-12, and BCF-20 Scintillating Fibers for Use in a 1-Dimensional Linear Sensor, D.L. Chichester, Scott M. Watson, James T. Johnson, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 10/2013; 60(5):4015-4021. DOI:10.1109/TNS.2013.2277799.

 

Comparison of BCF-10, BCF-12, and BCF-20 scintillating fibers for use in a 1-dimensional linear sensor, David L. Chichester, Scott M. Watson, James T. Johnson, 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2012 NSS/MIC); 10/2012.

 

Estimation of the performance of multiple active neutron interrogation signatures for detecting shielded HEU, D.L. Chichester, S.J. Thompson, S.M. Watson, J.T. Johnson, E.H. Seabury, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE; 01/2012.

 

MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Design Concepts, D.L. Chichester, S.A. Pozzi, J.L. Dolan, M.T. Kinlaw, A.C. Kaplan, M. Flaska, A. Enqvist, J.T. Johnson, S.M. Watson.

 

Fast-neutron spectrometry using a He-3 ionization chamber and digital pulse shape analysis, D.L. Chichester, J.T. Johnson, E.H. Seabury, Applied radiation and isotopes: including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine 12/2011; 70(8):1457-63. DOI:10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.12.045.

 

Measurement Of The Neutron Spectrum Of A DD Electronic Neutron Generator, David L. Chichester, James T. Johnson, Edward H. Seabury, 06/2011; 1336(1). DOI:10.1063/1.3586154.

 

INL Subsurface Wireless Sensor Platform, Dennis C. Kunerth, John M. Svoboda, James T. Johnson.

 

FY09 Advanced Instrumentation and Active Interrogation Research for Safeguards, D.L. Chichester, S.A. Pozzi, E.H. Seabury, J.L. Dolan, M. Flaska, J.T. Johnson, S.M. Watson, J. Wharton.

Neutron Emission Characteristics of Two Mixed-Oxide Fuels: Simulations and Initial Experiments, D.L. Chichester, S.A. Pozzi, J.L. Dolan, M. Flaska, J.T. Johnson, E.H. Seabury, E.M. Gantz.

 

High Repetition Rate, LINAC-based Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence FY 2009 Final Report, Mathew Kinlaw, Scott Watson, James Johnson, Alan Hunt, Heather Seipel, Edward Reedy.

 

Nuclear resonance fluorescence using different photon sources, Glen Warren, Joseph Caggiano, Mohammad Ahmed, William Bertozzi, Alan Hunt, James Johnson, James Jones, Stephen Korbly, Edward Reedy, Heather Seipel, Sean Stave, Scott Watson, Henry Weller, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2008. NSS '08. IEEE; 11/2008.

 

In-the-flash pulse shape discrimination with liquid scintillators, R.B. Williams, B.W. Blackburn, P. Hausladen, A.W. Hunt, J.T. Johnson, J.L. Jones, J.T. Mihalczo, C.E. Moss, K.D. Ianakiev, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2008. NSS '08. IEEE; 01/2008.

 

Status of the prototype Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) inspection system, James L. Jones, Brandon W. Blackburn, Daren R. Norman, Scott M. Watson, Kevin J. Haskell, James T. Johnson, Alan W. Hunt, Frank Harmon, Calvin Moss, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 08/2007; 579:353-356. DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2007.04.075.

 

Utilization of actively-induced, prompt radiation emission for nonproliferation applications, B.W. Blackburn, J.L. Jones, C.E. Moss, J.T. Mihalczo, A.W. Hunt, F. Harmon, S.M. Watson, J.T. Johnson, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 08/2007; 261(1-2):341-346. DOI:10.1016/j.nimb.2007.04.272.

 

Time-dependent delayed signatures from energetic photon interrogations, Daren R. Norman, James L. Jones, Brandon W. Blackburn, Kevin J. Haskell, James T. Johnson, Scott M. Watson, Alan W. Hunt, Randy Spaulding, Frank Harmon, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 08/2007; 261(1-2-261):316-320. DOI:10.1016/j.nimb.2007.04.288.

 

Electronics and signal processing for prompt radiation, K. D. Ianakiev, B. S. Alexandrov, B.W. Blackburn, P. Hausladen, A.W. Hunt, J.T. Johnson, J.L. Jones, C.W. McCluskey, J.T. Mihalczo, C. E. Moss, R.B. Williams, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2007. NSS '07. IEEE; 01/2007.

 

Photon dosimetry using plastic scintillators in pulsed radiation fields - art. no. 65401K, David L. Chichester, Brandon W. Blackburn, James T. Johnson, Scott M. Watson, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 01/2007; 6540. DOI:10.1117/12.722929. 

 

Fast digitization and discrimination of prompt neutron and photon signals using a novel silicon carbide detector - art. no. 65401J, Brandon W. Blackburn, James T. Johnson, Scott M. Watson, David L. Chichester, James L. Jones, Frank H. Ruddy, John G. Seidel, Robert W. Flammang, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 01/2007; 6540. DOI:10.1117/12.722921.

 

Detection of Special Nuclear Material by means of promptly emitted radiation following photonuclear stimulation, Brandon Blackburn, James Jones, Scott Watson, James Johnson, David Gerts, Cal Moss, Laurie Waters, Kiril Ianakiev, John Mihalczo, Paul Hausladen, Sara Pozzi, Marek Flaska, Shaun Clarke, Alan Hunt, Scott Thompson, Matt Kinlaw, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2007. NSS '07. IEEE; 01/2007.

 

Actively-induced, Prompt Radiation Utilization in Nonproliferation Applications, B.W. Blackburn, J.L. Jones, C.E. Moss, J.T. Mihalczo, A.W. Hunt, Paul Hausladen, Sara A. Pozzi, F.J. Harmon, Laurie Waters, Kiril Inakiev, Craig McCluskey, Marus Flaska, S.M. Watson, J.J. Johnson, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2006. IEEE; 12/2006.

 

Utilization of Actively Induced, Prompt Radiation Emission for Nonproliferation Applications Conference on Accelerator Applications in Research and Industry, B.W. Blackburn, A.W. Hunt, J.L. Jones, F. Harmon, C.E. Moss, S.M. Watson, J.T. Mihalczo, J.T. Johnson.

 

Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) Technology Enhancement Study, J.L. Jones, B.W. Blackburn, K.J. Haskell, J.T. Johnson, D.R. Norman, J.W. Sterbentz, S.M. Watson, J.F. Harmon, A.W. Hunt.

 

Detection of shielded nuclear material in a cargo container, James L. Jones, Daren R. Norman, Kevin J. Haskell, James W. Sterbentz, Woo Y. Yoon, Scott M. Watson, James T. Johnson ·John M. Zabriskie, Brion D. Bennett, Richard W. Watson, Cavin E. Moss, J. Frank Harmon, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 06/2006; 562(2):1085-1088. DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2006.02.101.

 

Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) Technique: CY-05 Project Summary Report, J.L. Jones, B.D. Bennett, K.J. Haskell, J.T. Johnson, D.R. Norman, J.W. Sterbentz, R.W. Watson, S.M. Watson, W.Y. Yoon, J.M. Zabriskie, C.E. Moss, K.L. Folkman, C.C. O' Neil, A.W. Hunt, R.J. Spaulding.

 

Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) Technique: CY 04 Year-end Progress Report, J.L. Jones, W.Y. Yoon, K.J. Haskell, D.R. Norman, J.M. Zabriskie, J.W. Sterbentz, S.M. Watson, J.T. Johnson, B.D. Bennett, R.W. Watson, K. L. Folkman.

 

Effects of THF hydrate concentration and cyclic hydrate formation on sediment bulk properties, C.L. Scott, J.T. Johnson, D.C. Kunerth, J.W. Rector, D.M. Weinberg, 2003 Fall AGU Meeting.

 

Possible Approach for Monitoring, via Acoustic Technology, Changes in Seabed Structure Due to Changes in Hydrate Phase, David Weinberg, Dennis Kunerth, Clark Scott, James Johnson.

 

Acoustic laboratory measurements during the formation of a THF-hydrate in unconsolidated porous media, Johnson J.T., Kunerth D.C., D.M. Weinberg, J.W. Rector III, Scott C.L., Journal of Seismic Exploration 01/2001; 9(4):337-354.

 

Possible Approach for Monitoring, via Acoustic Technology, Changes in Seabed Structure Due to Changes in Hydrate Phase, David M. Weinberg, Dennis C. Kunerth, Clark L. Scott, and James T. Johnson, 2002 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, on May 6-9, 2002.

 

Automatic Process Optimization for Moderately-Thermophilic Bacteria: For Use in Coal De-sulfurization, C.R. Tolle, S.N. Bradley, J.T. Johnson, J.A. Johnson, E.D. Larsen, K.S. Miller, Daphne L. Stoner, U.S. DOE Conf. An Organization and Planning Meeting for Advanced Control Systems Technology Transfer Initiative Oct. 20, 1999, Germantown, MD.

 

Neural Network Processing of Pulsed Eddy Current Responses, J. Johnson, D. Kunerth, C.R. Tolle, and L. Allred, ASNT's 1999 Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 11-15.

Patents:

​Blackburn, Brandon W., Chichester, David L., Watson, Scott M., Johnson, James T., Kinlaw, Mathew T., 2015, "Method and apparatus to monitor a beam of ionizing radiation," Patent 9,046,619, June 2, 2015.

 

Hynes, Michael V., Harris, Bernard, Blackburn, Brandon, McElroy, John E., Lanza, Richard C., Antaya, Timothy A., Sheffield, Richard, Mihalczo, John T., Hausladen, Paul A., Hunt, Alan W., Andrews, Hugh R., Hohnson, James, 2011, "Interrogating hidden contents of a container," Patent 7,970,103, June 28, 2011.

 

Kunerth, Dennis C., Svoboda, John M., Johnson, James T., 2007, "Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of a landfill including a barrier cap and wireless sensor systems and methods," Patent 7,187,299, March 6, 2007.

 

Kunerth, Dennis C., Svoboda, John M., Johnson, James T., Harding, L.Dean, Klingler, Kerry M., 2007, "Wireless sensor systems and methods, and methods of monitoring structures,"Patent 7,180,404, February 20, 2007.

Presentations:

INEEL Subsurface Wireless Sensor Platform
D. C. Kunerth, J. M. Svoboda; and J. T. Johnson, Designing, Building, & Regulating Evapotranspiration (ET) Landfill Covers, Denver, CO, March 2004.

 

Subsurface Wireless Sensor Platform Development for Barrier Cap Applications, D. C. Kunerth, J. M. Svoboda; and J. T. Johnson, Frontiers in Assessment Methods for the Environment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, August 2003.

 

Bubble-Free Bioreactor for the Cultivation of Methanotrophic Bacteria, S.N. Bradley, K.S. Noah, J.T. Johnson, C.R. Tolle, and D.L. Stoner, American Society for Microbiology 99th General Meeting. May 30-June 3, 1999.

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