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New Book Addresses Issues, Offers Solutions for LOS Control

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Under one cover, here is what engineers, educators, and students need to know about line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization and control.

Stabilizing the Line of Sight by Peter Kennedy and Rhonda Kennedy. Published by Laurin Publishing Co.In Stabilizing the Line of Sight, authors Peter J. Kennedy and Rhonda L. Kennedy provide a methodology and an example for executing a successful end-to-end LOS design. Comprehensive in scope, this book will give readers a better understanding of the relationships between the various engineering disciplines that are required for successful LOS control, and will provide them with a detailed methodology for LOS stabilization system design as well as the algorithms essential for analyzing stabilization dynamics.

LOS control ensures that the observer maintains a clear field of view, regardless of disturbances. Compensating for disturbances to the LOS derived from platform rotation or vibration, or LOS stabilization, is critical to LOS control and the primary focus of this book. Stabilization applications include vehicle-mounted radar, lidar, and cameras used for tracking, reconnaissance, and in the entertainment industry

Stabilizing the Line of Sight, based on the authors’ decades of experience with successful LOS stabilization, will serve as a reliable and thorough guide for readers who are less familiar with LOS. It will give readers an understanding of the scope of the issues affecting LOS and lead them to relevant solutions for stabilization and control.

Engineers, engineering managers, engineering students, and educators involved in the design of pointing systems will benefit from this guide to effective LOS control and stabilization design.

Peter Kennedy, author Stabilizing the Line of Sight.Peter J. Kennedy, a systems engineer with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, has more than 40 years of experience in precision pointing and stabilization control system design and analysis, infrared countermeasure (IRCM) system design and analysis, and IR missile tracking and guidance techniques. He holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a master's in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Rhonda Kennedy, author, Stabilizing the Line of Sight.Rhonda L. Kennedy has worked for the defense industry as a facility security manager, information system security officer, and technical assistant. She holds a master's degree in operations research from Texas Tech University.


Stabilizing the Line of Sight
Peter J. Kennedy and Rhonda L. Kennedy
Published by Laurin Publishing Co.
$89.00 softcover
$109.00 hardcover

To order, visit the Photonics Media bookstore.

For more information contact Robin.Riley@Photonics.com, 413-499-0514, ext. 218.

GLOSSARY
sensor
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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