petersen

Todd Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: EIB 301X
Phone: 907-786-1072
Email: thpetersen@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2009
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2003
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University,2000

Career History

University of Alaska Anchorage (August 2015 - Present), Anchorage AK
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Alaska Anchorage (August 2009 - August 2015), Anchorage AK
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Kansas State University (August 2003 -- May 2009) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Research Assistant

Kansas State University (August 2008 -- May 2009) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2008 – August 2008) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2006 – August 2006) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2005 – August 2005) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Honeywell FM&T (May 2004 – August 2004) Kansas City, MO

Graduate Intern: Special Electrical Products dept.

Kansas State University (August 2001 -- May 2004) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Kansas State University (May 2002 -- May 2003) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Teaching Responsibilities

EE A203 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
EE A203L - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I Lab
EE A204 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering II
EE A204L - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering II Lab
EE A308 - Instrumentation and Measurement
EE A314 - Electromagnetics I
EE A324 - Electromagnetics II
EE A324L - Electromagneritc II Lab
EE A333 - Electronic Devices
EE A333L - Electronic Devices Lab
EE A353 - Circuit Theory
EE A353L - Circuit Theory Lab
EE A354 - Signals and Systems
EE A438 - Design of Electrical Engineering Systems ( aka Senior Design)
EE A462 - Communication Systems
ENGR A161 - Engineering Practices II
ES A309 - Elements of Electrical Engineering
ME A308 - Instrumentation and Measurement

 

Professional and Departmental Service

SAE Baja - Faculty Advisor
CoEng -- Computers and Software Committee - Chair
ACDLITe - Chair
IEEE- member

Publications

Patents Awarded

U.S. Patent No. 9,257,036. "Long Lifespan Wireless Sensors and Sensor Network," issued Feb 9, 2016. , with John Lund.

Journal Articles

Ali, M. Ravens, T. Petersen, T. Bromaghin, S. and Jenson, S. "Impact of sediments on wear performance of critical sliding components of hydrokinetic devices", Renewable Energy, Vol. 80, Aug. 2015. p 498-507

Cullin, M., Petersen, T., and Paris, A. (2015). "Corrosion Fatigue Failure of a Gray Cast Iron Water Main." J. Pipeline Syst. Eng. Pract., 6(2), 05014003.

Kupilik, M. J. and Petersen, T, "Acoustic tracking of migrating salmon", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, 1736-1743 (2014), OI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4894796

M. Cullin, T. H. Petersen, N. Lobontiu, T. Kirk, "Experimental Determination of Planar Compliance Values of Flexures", MEASUREMENT, Vol. 58, Dec. 2014, p 301–309

Lobontiu, N.;Cullin, M.;Petersen, T.;Alcazar, J.A.;Noveanu, S., "Planar Compliances of Symmetric Notch Flexure Hinges: The Right Circularly Corner-Filleted Parabolic Design," in Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.11, no.1, pp.169-176, Jan. 2014 doi: 10.1109/TASE.2012.2228853

T.H. Petersen, K.H. Carpenter, C.M. May, "Comparison of experimental measurements of current distribution in a flat conductor with simulated results from the Partial Inductance method", IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. 51, No. 2, May 2009, p 345 –350.

Technical Notes

A. Bromaghin, M. Ali, T. Ravens, T. Petersen, J. Hoffman, "Experimental Study of Abrasion Characteristics for Critical Sliding Components for use in Hydrokinetic Devices", Renewable Energy, Vol 66, June 2014, p 205-214

Conference Proceedings

Kupilik, M.;Petersen, T., "Imaging sonar tracking of salmon for size and tail beat frequency," in Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014 IEEE Global Conference on , vol., no., pp.1127-1131, 3-5 Dec. 2014

M. Ali, T. Ravens, T.Petersen, A. Bromaghin, S. Jenson, "Experimental Study of Tribological Performance of Bearing-Seal Assembly of Hydrokinetic Devices in Sedimented Water", Proceedings of the 2st Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS2014), Seattle, WA. April 15-18, 2014

A. Bromaghin, M. Ali, T. Ravens, T. Petersen, J. Hoffman," Abrasion Analysis of Critical Sliding Components of Hydrokinetic Devices: An Empirical Study", Proceedings of the 1st Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS13), Washington, D.C. April 10-11, 2013

T. Menard,J. Lund, J. Miller, T. Petersen, "907-Plow- Anchorage's approach to real-time snowplow tracking", 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Anchorage AK, 16-19 Sept. 2012

Manuscripts in Preparation

J. Munk, T. Petersen, M. Cullin, "Analysis of a simple probe for in-situ resistivity measurements", in revision prior to submission to IEEE Trans. Inst. &Meas.

Other Reports

T.H. Petersen, "Summary report of work leading to the programming of a transient current density solver for a thin conductor with time-changing conductivity". Internal report delivered to Chadd M. May, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 28, 2008

Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, "Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement", Annual Progress Report for Subcontract Number B543310 from the Regents of the University of California (now Lawrence Livermore national Security, LLC) to Kansas State University, May 14, 2008.

Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, "Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: 2006", Final Report for Subcontract Number B554637 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, March 9, 2007.

Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, "Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2005",  Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 12, 2005.

Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, "Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2004", Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 6, 2004.

Kenneth H. Carpenter, Chadd M. May, and Todd H. Petersen, "Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2003", Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 6, 2003.