Nikolai Piliugin

Piliugin, Nikolai Alekseevich


Born May 5 (18), 1908, in Krasnoe Selo, in what is now Leningrad Oblast. Soviet scientist in automation and remote control. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1966; corresponding member, 1958). Member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR since 1967. Twice Hero of Socialist Labor (1956 and 1961). Member of the CPSU since 1940.

Piliugin graduated from the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1935. He worked at the N. E. Zhukovskii Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute from 1934 to 1941 and was director of a number of scientific research organizations. Since 1969 he has been head of a subdepartment at the Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics, and Automation; he has been a professor since 1970. He is a chief designer of control systems and has directed the development of control systems for the first and a number of subsequent booster rockets that placed Soviet artificial earth satellites and many spacecraft in orbit.

Piliugin was a deputy to the seventh to ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1957 and the State Prize of the USSR in 1967. He has also received three Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, and various medals.