John J. Deyst

Professor Emeritus


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 252-1644

Academic Degrees

S.B., 1958, Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M., 1962, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology Sc.D., 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Specialization and Research Interests

Information Systems for Aerospace Vehicles-The use of information and its management in modern aerospace vehicles, with particular application to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). Control Theory and Methods- Control methods and devices as they apply to both aircraft and spacecraft. Modern methods for design of robust control systems and their application to fly-by-wire aircraft. Modeling of human operators in closed loop systems for evaluating pilot induced oscillations and the design of modern cockpits to ensure safe operation. Fault Tolerant Systems- All aspects of the design, analysis and evaluation of highly reliable systems including fly-by-wire flight controls, digital engine controls, navigation systems, and avionics architectures. Sensors for Aerospace Vehicles- Solid state sensors for inertial and other sensing functions in aerospace vehicles including micromechanical technologies for highly integrated flight control, pilot display and navigation functions. Lean Aerospace Development and Production- All aspects of the development and manufacture of modern aerospace vehicles. Particular interest in the development, verification and validation of avionics hardware and software.