Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Applied Aerodynamics, Sports Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, Engineering Methods, Space Transportation and Exploration, UAV Design.
SAE Aero Design West Competition Mars Plane Panasonic Communication Pod on Boeing 767 Ares Launch Abort Vehicle (LAV) and MLAS Dynamic Separation Analysis Golf Driver Head Flow Analysis Airfoil Smoothing and Characterization
Mr. Quijano joined NEAR in June 2008. He has participated in a variety of projects involving submersible hydrodynamic, store separation, aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of launch vehicles, a comparison study of golf drivers, airfoil characterization, two-stage rocket separation simulation, and internal flow analysis. Mr. Quijano has experience in CFD-related software: Pointwise/Gridgen, Hypgen, Overgrid, Chimera Grid Tools, Pegasus, Overflow, ESI-CFD, Overture, and Tecplot.
Prior to joining Nielsen Engineering & Research, Mr. Quijano was a teacher assistant in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at San Jose State University (SJSU). There, he designed, organized, prepared, instructed, and graded laboratory courses relevant to water tunnel visualization; wind tunnel and shock tube testing; and strain, stress, and torsion measurements. His B.S. project focused on the design and manufacture of a heavy lift UAV to compete in the SAE Aero Design West Competition. His M.S. Research focused on the design of a Mars Autonomous Plane.
In his leisure time Mr. Quijano enjoys playing and watching soccer, spending quality time with his loved ones, dancing, and watching a good movie. Mr. Quijano lives by his motto: enjoy life!
Reisenthel, P. H., Mendenhall, M. R., and Quijano, O. E., "Overflow Calculations of ALAS Stability Augmentation Grid Fins," NEAR TR 669, Nielsen Engineering & Research, Santa Clara, CA, 2011.
Reisenthel, P. H., Mendenhall, M. R., and Quijano, O. E., "Viscous Aerodynamic Analysis of the Row 44 DBS Dorsal Radome Installed on a Boeing 737-300,"NEAR TR 666, Nielsen Engineering & Research, Santa Clara, CA, 2011.
Quijano, O. E., "Flying Unmanned Planetary Exploration Vehicle with a Focus on Mars," Master's Thesis, College of Engineering, SJSU, San Jose, CA, May 2010.
Mendenhall, M. R., Chou, H. S. Y., and Quijano, O. E., "Independent CFD Analysis of the Ares I Launch Vehicle for Aero-Acoustic Environment Predictions," NEAR TR 653, Nielsen Engineering & Research, Santa Clara, CA, 2008.
Mendenhall, M. R., Reisenthel, P. H., Quijano, O. E., and Chou, H. S. Y., "Computational Aerodynamic Analysis of the AirCell ATG Antenna and Jeteye System Installed on a B767-200 Aircraft," NEAR TR 646, Nielsen Engineering & Research, Mountain View, CA, 2008.
Quijano, O.E., Tambaoan, J., Tan, I., Tesur, N., Franco, J., and Contreras, L., “A Study of Lift-to-Drag Ratio of Fuselage Designs for UAVs,” AIAA Student Conference, San Jose, CA, May 2007.
Quijano, O.E., Tambaoan, J., Tan, I., Tesur, N., Franco, J., and Contreras, L., “R.C. Aircraft Report: SAE Aero Design West Competition,” Senior Project, COE, SJSU, San Jose, CA, May 2007.