John V. Breakwell

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John V. Breakwell[1]
Born 1917
Switzerland
Died April 16, 1991(1991-04-16) (aged 74)
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Fields Control theory
Notable awards Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1983)

John Valentine 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Dr. John V. Breakwell was elected in 1981 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering for founding contributions to the science and applications of astrodynamics, for discovery of flight-trajectory optimization, and for outstanding academic service.
  2. ^ "Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award". American Automatic Control Council. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 

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