Phil Walter, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Meier Hall, Room 144a
219.464.6027
Phil.Walter@valpo.edu

Education

Ph.D. – The Pennsylvania State University-University Park 1997
M.S. Nuclear Engineering – The Pennsylvania State University-University Park 1995
B.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Maryland-College Park 1989

Courses Taught

  • Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Programable Logic Controllers
  • Embedded Microcontrollers
  • Signals and Systems
  • Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computational Techniques for Electrical and Computer Engineers
  • Linear Circuits Laboratory
  • Financial Decisions in Engineering

Research Interests

  • Control and Intelligent Systems
  • Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Nuclear Power and Propulsion
  • Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Adaptive Optics

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member)
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Alpha Nu Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Selected Publications

  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “Toward Autonomous Control of Nuclear Power Systems Using Supervisory Reconfigurable Control,” Proceedings of the 1996 American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies, 2:843-849, University Park, PA, May 6-9, 1996. 
  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “A Modular Simulation System for Dynamic Modeling of Solid Core Nuclear Rocket Engines,” Proceedings of the 9th Power Plant Dynamics, Control & Testing Symposium, 1:41.01-14, Knoxville, TN, May 24-26, 1995.
  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “Nuclear Rocket Simulation System for the Development of Advanced Control,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 70:297-298, June 1994.
  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “Development of an Integrated Control and Health Monitoring Architecture for Nuclear Rockets,” Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, Albuquerque, NM, January 9-13, 1994.
  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “Nuclear Propulsion Control and Health Monitoring,” Proceedings of the Fifth Annual NASA Propulsion Engineering Research Center Symposium, p204-207, University Park, PA, September 8-9, 1993.
  • P.B. Walter, R.M. Edwards and E.H. Klevans, “Control System Development for Pratt & Whitney’s XNR2000 Nuclear Rocket Concept,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 68:344-345, June 1993.
  • P.B. Walter and R.M. Edwards, “Comparison of CERMET and NERVA Nuclear Rockets with Classical and Advanced Controllers,” Proceedings of the Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Man-Machine Interface Technologies, an American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting, p161-168, Oak Ridge, TN, April 18-21, 1993.
  • P.B. Walter, R.M. Edwards, J.A. Turso, and H.E. Garcia, “Feedwater System Diagnostic Development Using Distributed Simulation,” Proceedings of the 8th Power Plant Dynamics, Control & Testing Symposium, 1:35.01-35, Knoxville, TN, May 27-29, 1992.
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