Program Manager - Autonomous Systems
Research Areas: Advanced Vehicles
M.S., Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Brigham Young University
"Cooling of a multichip electronic module by means of confined two-dimensional jets of dielectric liquid ", ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 112, pp. 891-898, (1990).
"Critical heat flux from a simulated chip to a confined rectangular impinging jet of dielectric fluid", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1465-1479, (1991).
"Enhancement of Single-Phase Heat Transfer and Critical Heat Flux From an Ultra-High-Flux Simulated Microelectronic Heat Source to a Rectangular Impinging Jet of Dielectric Liquid", Presented at the ASME/JSME Joint Conference on Electronic Packaging, San Jose, California, April 8-12, 1992. Paper Received Best Paper Award at the Conference.
"Enhancement of Single-Phase Heat Transfer and Critical Heat Flux From an Ultra-High-Flux Simulated Microelectronic Heat Source to a Rectangular Impinging Jet of Dielectric Liquid", Technical Note, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 114, No. 3, pp. 764-768, August 1992.
"Phenomena-Based Thermal-Hydraulic Modeling Requirements for Systems Analysis of a Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 136, No.3, pp. 319-334, August 1992.
"Treating Asphericity in Fuel Particle Pressure Vessel Modeling," Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 211, pp. 57-69, March 1994.
"Computer Assisted Mechanical Separation of Fort St. Vrain Graphite Fuel," Presented at the 8th Annual INEL Computing Symposium, October 4-7, 1994.
"Computer-Automated Fuel Handling System," Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Committee Meeting in Albuquerque NM, December 5-9, 1994.
"Fuel Particle Failure Probabilities and Material Strengths Determined From Crush Test Data," Nuclear Technology, 1995.
"The Modified Brokk Demolition Machine with Remote Console," International Federation of Automation and Control, 2001.
"Advanced Robotic Technologies for Remote Environmental Surveillance," International Federation of Automation and Control, 2001.
"Autonomous Aerial Robotic Systems for Environmental Monitoring," American Nuclear Society Spectrum 2002.
"Development of the Auto-Steering Software and Equipment Technology (ASSET)," International Society for Optical Engineering, 2003.
"Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems Suitable for Individual or Cooperative Missions," International Society for Optical Engineering, 2007.
"Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task," International Society for Optical Engineering, 2009.
Nielsen, Curtis W., Anderson, Matthew O., McKay, Mark D., Wadsworth, Derek C., Boyce, Jodie R., Hruska, Ryan C., Koudelka, John A., Whetten, Jonathon, Bruemmer, David J., 2014, "Methods and systems relating to an augmented virtuality environment," Patent 8,732,592, May 20, 2014.
"Handling and Sorting System for 55-Gallon Drums", AIChE Conference- Houston Texas, 1999.
"Computer-Automated Fuel Handling System", Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Committee Meeting in Albuquerque NM, December 5-9, 1994.
"Yucca Mountain Performance Confirmation Robotics", ANS 10th International Conference on Robotics & Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments – Gainesville FL, 2004.
"Enabling Technologies for Unmanned Systems", International Society for Optical Engineering – Orlando FL, 2005.
"Robotic and Intelligent System Research at the INL", University of Utah Symposium – Salt Lake City UT, 2006.
"DOE Robotic Activities", Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Program Review – Orlando FL, 2007.
"Low Altitude Remote Sensing Program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)", IFAC Workshop on Networked Robotics – Golden CO, 2009.
"Intelligent Autonomy for Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles", Space and Missile Defense Conference – Huntsville AL, 2009.
"Fukushima Disaster Response Panel Discussion", 3rd International Joint Topical Meeting on Emergency Preparedness & Response and Robotics & Remote Systems – Knoxville TN, 2011.
INL Laboratory Director Award, 2011
Letter of Commendation from DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
Department of Energy Secretary's Honor Award