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Mechanical Engineering

Joe Watkins

Associate Chairman, Permanent Military Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6504
Fax (410) 293-3041
rwatkins@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    Naval Postgraduate School, (Sept 01-Dec 04)
    Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation "The Adaptive Control of Optical Beam Jitter"

    Naval Postgraduate School, (Dec 88- Jun 91)
    Masters of Science, Astronautical Engineering

    Auburn University, (Jun 80 - Aug 83)
    Bachelor of Chemical Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS
    Adaptive Control of Directed Energy Beams
    Nuclear Engineering Research Initiative , Gen-IV
    Active control of flexible structures


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Jan. 05- Present)
    Nuclear Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy, (Aug 83 - Sep 01)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
    “The Use of an LMS Filter in the Control of Optical Beam Jitter”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, Number 4, July-August 2007 pp1116-1122
    “Jitter Control of Space and Airborne Laser Beams”, 22nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, May, 2004
    “Optical Beam Jitter Control”, SPIE Conference on Free-Space Laser Communications Technologies, Jan, 2004
    "Experimental Simulation of Attitude Control of Flexible Spacecraft", Proceedings for the 8th VPI&SU Symposium, Blacksburg VA, May, 1991, pp. 607-614

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