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The role of A. A. Andronov in the development of automatic control in Russia

Bissell, C. C. (2001). The role of A. A. Andronov in the development of automatic control in Russia. Automation and Remote Control, 62(6) pp. 863–874.

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Control engineering saw rapid development in many countries in the period immediately following the Second World War. Engineers and scientists concerned with control problems formed new professional groupings; university courses in the subject began to be offered; and research groups were set up in industrial, academic, and government laboratories. Hitherto secret wartime work was widely disseminated, and new military, industrial and other applications of the emerging discipline were identified. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Andronov (1901-1952) was a key figure in the development of control engineering in the former Soviet Union during this period. The aim of this paper is to give a brief introduction to Andronov's work, concentrating on his background in nonlinear dynamics, and his subsequent role in stimulating Soviet research into control engineering — most significantly in the wake of the founding of his Moscow seminar on the topic in 1944.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Original Russian text by Bissell, 2001 MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica"
ISSN: 1608-3032
Extra Information: Appeared in Russian and in the cover-to-cover English translation of the journal.
Keywords: control engineering; history; Andronov; Soviet Union
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 2250
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:46
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