• Karl Johan Åström

      Karl Johan Åström 

      Karl J. Åström was born in Östersund, Sweden on August 5, 1934. He was educated at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden where he received his M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. in Automatic Control and Mathematics. From 1955 to 1960 Åström held teaching appointments at different departments at KTH, at the same time he worked on inertial guidance for the Research Institute of National Defense in Stockholm. Together with F. Hector of Philips he developed a new principle for Schuler tuning of an inertial