John V. Breakwell

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John Valentine Breakwell
Born 1917
Died April 16, 1991
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Fields Control theory
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.[1]


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