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John Burken

John Burken has worked in the area of flight and space controls for over 36 years at Dryden & JSC.  His interest is design of modern control methods and flight test with comparison to the "classical methods".  Designed and flight tested emergency backup control systems using only propulsion thrust to land a damaged aircraft.  Mr. Burken holds five patents in the areas of adaptive control and Propulsion Controlled Aircraft topics.

BS: Aerospace engineering (controls) 1980
MS: Electrical engineering (controls) 1986

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John Burken