Vladimir Peshekhonov was born on June 14, 1934 in Leningrad.
In 1958, he graduated with honors from the Radiophysical Department of the Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic Institute.
He has been with the CSRI Elektropribor since 1958, when he started as an engineer and became the General Director.
Vladimir Peshekhonov is a prominent researcher in high-accuracy marine navigation and motion control, and an outstanding scientific manager.
He is the author of over 270 publications on marine navigation, inertial navigation systems, radio astronavigation, gyroscopy, gravimetry, and marine navigation complexes. He developed the methods for taking a bearing to weak sources of cosmic radio emission against background noise from moving platforms, for designing marine navigation complexes based on high-accuracy and precision inertial navigation systems, for applying gravity gradiometers in navigation. He works on the integration of navigation, radio communication, hydroacoustic, and optoelectronic systems in a united control system.
He is an Honourable Doctor of St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI.
V. Peshekhonov is engaged in multiple research, managerial and academical activities: he is the Chairman of the Scientific Coordination and Expert Council on the Federal Target Program “Development of Commercial Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering”; the Chairman of the Scientific Technical Council subpanel of Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation; a member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation; a Presidium member and Subpanel Chairman of Interdepartmental Council on the Russian Federation Government Prizes in science and technology; a member of Committee on Engineering, Electronic and Electrotechnical Industry under the Central Council Board of Russian Engineering Union; a member of Supervisory Board of St. Petersburg technology development economic area; a member of Scientific Technical Council under St. Petersburg Government; a member of St. Petersburg Industrial Council; the Chairman of Commission on grants to support scientific periodicals in St. Petersburg; a board member of the RAS Division on Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics and Control Procedures; the Chairman of the RAS Scientific Council on Transport; a board member of the RAS Scientific Council on Position, navigation and timing services; the Chairman of St. Petersburg subpanel of the RAS Scientific Council on Motion Control and Navigation; the Chairman of St. Petersburg group of the National Committee on Automatic Control.
Vladimir Peshekhonov is the President of the International Public Association Academy of Navigation and Motion Control, uniting 433 researchers from 11 countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Germany, France, India, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Russian journal Giroskopiya i Navigatsiya (ISSN 0869-7035) and its English version Gyroscopy and Navigation (ISSN 2075-1087), and the member of editorial boards of the journals Avtomatika i Telemekhanika (Automation and Remote Control, RAS journal), Sudostroenie (Shipbuilding), Morskaya Radioelektronika (Marine Radio Electronics), Navigatsiya i Gidrografiya (Navigation and Hydrography), Aviakosmicheskoe Priborostroenie (Aerospace Engineering), Mekhatronika, Avtomatizatsiya, Upravlenie (Mechantronics, Automation, and Control).
He is the Chairman of the Program and Organizing Committees of the annual St. Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems and the Conference in memory of the outstanding gyro device designer N.N. Ostryakov, and the Chairman of the Program Committee of Russian Multiconference on Control Problems.
Vladimir Peshekhonov heads the Chair of Information and Navigation Systems of St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.