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James Hilkert
Senior Lecturer III-Mechanical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC38, Room No.: ECSN 2.504 
Primary Phone Number 972-883-4681    Media Contact
Keywords Control systems and dynamics. Mechatronics, precision mechanism and electro-mechanical systems design. Configuration, design and analysis of inertially stabilized pointing and tracking systems and inertial navigation for applications in reconnaissance.   
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Doc. EngineeringMechanical EngineeringSouthern Methodist University1989
 M.S.Mechanical EngineeringMississippi State University1972
 B.S.Mechanical EngineeringMississippi State University1971
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Research Interests
Control systems and dynamics. Mechatronics, precision mechanism and electro-mechanical systems design. Configuration, design and analysis of inertially stabilized pointing and tracking systems and inertial navigation for applications in reconnaissance, astronomy, targeting, guidance, geo-pointing / geo-locating and other application areas.
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2011
Hilkert, J. and Pautler, B., "A reduced-order disturbance observer applied to inertially stabilized Line-of-Sight control", Proc SPIE, Apr 2011.
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2010
Hilkert, J. and Amil, D., "Structural interactions and analysis techniques in precision pointing and tracking systems - a tutorial", Proc SPIE, Vol 7696, Apr 2010.
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2009
Hilkert, J. and Cohen, S., "Development of mirror stabilization line-of-sight rate equations for an un-conventional sensor-to-gimbal orientation," Proc SPIE, Vol 7338, Apr 2009.
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2008
Hilkert. J., "Inertially Stabilized Platforms", IEEE Control Systems Magazine vol. 28, no. 1, pp 26-46, Feb. 2008.
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2008
Hilkert, J. and Jonas, M., "A Unique Three-Axis Gimbal Mechanism", Proc SPIE, Vol 6971, Mar 2008.
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Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding paper award 2009 IEEE Control Systems Magazine.
  • Member Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor societies.
  • Outstanding Technical Contribution award Texas Instruments Defense Systems Group 1985.
  • Sr. Member ASME, AIAA and SPIE. Member IEEE. Registered Professional Engineer.

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