John V. Breakwell
|John Valentine Breakwell|
|Died||April 16, 1991|
|Notable awards||Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1983)|
John V. Breakwell (1917 – April 16, 1991) was a noted American control theorist and a Professor of Astronautics at Stanford University. He is remembered for his contributions to the "science and applications of astrodynamics, for discovery of flight-trajectory optimization, and for outstanding academic service." He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1981 and a recipient of the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award in 1983.