Vladimir Kotelnikov

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Kotel’nikov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich


Born Aug. 24 (Sept. 6), 1908, in Kazan. Soviet scientist in radio engineering; academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1953) and Hero of Socialist Labor (1969). Member of the CPSU since 1948. Son of a professor at the University of Kazan. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Power Engineering in 1931 and began teaching there (he became a professor in 1947). He became director of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1954 and a vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1970.

Kotel’nikov’s main works deal with problems of improving radio reception and with the study of interference in radio reception and the development of methods to control it. His papers on the theory of potential noise immunity have been of great value. He has directed work in the USSR on radiolocation of Mars, Venus, and Mercury. He is an honorary member of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1964), a foreign member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1965), and an honorary doctor of technical sciences of the Higher Technical School in Prague (1967). He has been awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1943 and 1946), the Lenin Prize (1964), four Orders of Lenin, two other orders, and medals.


Osnovy radiotekhniki, parts 1–2. Moscow, 1950–54. (With A. M. Nikolaev.)
Teoriia potentsial’noi pomekhoustoichivosti. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956.


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