Evgenii Pavlovich Popov

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Popov, Evgenii Pavlovich


Born Feb. 1 (14), 1914, in Moscow. Soviet scientist in the fields of mechanics and control processes. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1960); major general of engineers. Member of the CPSU since 1942.

Popov graduated from the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1939. Between 1939 and 1943 he was a mechanic in an air force squadron. From 1943 to 1964 he taught at the A. F. Mozhaiskii Leningrad Air Force Engineering Academy, becoming a professor in 1948. Popov was chairman of the section on applied problems of the presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR between 1964 and 1971 and has been head of a subdepartment of the Moscow Higher Technical School since 1971.

Popov’s main works are on control theory, the theory of nonlinear automatic control systems, the theory of automatic aircraft control, and control systems for manipulators (mechanical arms). Popov received the State Prize of the USSR in 1949 and 1972. He has also been awarded the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.


Avtomaticheskoe regulirovanie i upravlenie, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1966.
Teoriia sistem avtomaticheskogo regulirovaniia, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1972. (With V. A. Besekerskii.)
Prikladnaia teoriia protsessov upravleniia ν nelineinykh sistemakh. Moscow, 1973.
Roboty-manipuliatory. Moscow, 1974.
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