Director, Alfred Gessow Rotocraft Center
Dr. Inderjit Chopra
Research in helicopter dynamics and smart structures
M.E., Indian Institute of Science ( Aeronautical Engineering)
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautics & Astronautics)
Jain, R., Yeo, H. and Chopra, I., “Investigation of Trailing-Edge Flap Gap Effects on Rotor Performance Using High Fidelity Analysis,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2013, pp. 140-151.
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M. and Chopra, I., Understanding Micro Air Vehicle Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics Using Force and Flowfield Measurements,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2013, pp. 1070-87.
Benedict, M., Jarugumilli, T. and Chopra, I., “Effect of Rotor Geometry and Blade Kinematics on Cycloidal Rotor Hover Performance,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2013, pp. 1340-52.
Ravichandran, K., Chopra, I., Wake, B. E. and Hein, B., “Trailing-Edge Flaps for Rotor Performance Enhancement and Vibration Reduction,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 58, No. 2, April 2013, pp. 022006-13.
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M. and Chopra, I., “A Novel Mechanism for Emulating Wing Kinematics,” Journal of Bioinspiration Biomemetics, Vol. 7, 2012, pp. 036017.
Hrishikeshavan, V. and Chopra, I., “Performance, Flight Testing of Shrouded Rotor Micro Air Vehicle in Edgewise Gust,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 1, January 2012, pp. 193-205.
Malhan, R., Benedict, M. and Chopra, I., “Experimental Studies to Understand the Hover and Forward Flight Performance of a MAV-Scale Flapping Wing Concept,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 57, No. 2, April 2012, pp. 022003-11.
Benedict, M., Mattaboni, M., Chopra, I., and Masarati, P., “ Aeroelastic Analysis of a Micro-Air-Vehicle-Scale Cycloidal Rotor in Hover,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 2011, pp. 2430- 43.
Abhishek, A., Ananthan, S., Baeder, J. and Chopra, I., “Prediction and Fundamental Understanding of Stall Loads in UH-60A Pull-Up Maneuver,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 56, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 042005-14.
Harishikeshavan, V., and Chopra, I., “Aeromechanics and Control of a Shrouded Rotor Micro Air Vehicle in Hover and in Edgewise Flow,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 56, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 042004-14.
Articles in conference proceedings
Jarugmilli, T., Lind, A. and Chopra, I., “Experimental and Computational Flow Field Studies of a MAV-scale Cycloidal Rotor in Forward Flight,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Friedman, C., Rand, O. and Chopra, I., “Obstacle Avoidance and Targeted Flight for Rotary Wing MAVs,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Bowen-Davies, G. and Chopra, I., “Correlation of the UH-60A Slowed Rotor Wind Tunnel Tests Using UMARC,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Berry, B. and Chopra, I., “High-Advance Ratio Wind Tunnel Testing of Two Mach-Scale Rotor Geometries,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Hrishikeshavan, H., Benedict, M. and Chopra, I., “Flight Dynamics Identification of a Cyclocopter Micro Air Vehicle in Hover,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Saxena, A. and Chopra, I., “Continued Work on Hover Testing of a Swashplateless Rotor with Compact Brushless Motor Actuated Flaps for Primary Control,” 69th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.
Chopra, I., Copp, P. and Saxena, A., “Review of Helicopter Primary Control Using Smart Actuators,” 23rd International Conference on Adaptive Structures & Technologies, Nanjing, China, October 2013.
Hrishikeshavan, V., Bagdonowicz, C. and Chopra, I., “Experimental Investigation of Performance of a Wing-Propeller System for a Quad-Rotor-Biplane Micro Air Vehicle,” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, April 2013.
Benedict, M., Coleman, D., Mayo, D. and Chopra, I., “Force and Flowfield Measurements of a Rigid Wing Undergoing Hover Capable Flapping and Pitching Kinematics in Air at MAV-Scale Reynolds Numbers,” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, April 2013.
Malhan, R., Masarati, P., Baeder, J. and Chopra, I., “CFD-CSD Coupled Aeroelastic Analysis of Flexible Flapping Wings for MAV Applications,” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, April 2013.
Honors and Awards
2012 AHS Igor Sikorsky International Trophy
2011 American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s Achievement Award
2010 First Place as a Faculty Advisor in the 27th AHS/Industry International Student Design Competition (sponsored by Boeing): Graduate Award
2010 NASA Group Achievement Award
2009 AHS Howard Hughes Award
2009 AHS Alexander A. Klemin Award
2008 Centenary Distinguished Alumni Award
2008 First Place as Faculty Advisor in the 25th American Helicopter Society/Eurocopter International Student Design Competition: Graduate Award
2008 AHS Honorary Fellow Award
2007 Second Place as a Faculty Advisor in the 24th American Helicopter Society/Sikorsky International Student Design Competition: Graduate Award
2007 Best Paper Award: “Aeroelastic Analysis of Insect-Based Hover-Capable Flapping Wings”
2007 NASA Group Achievement Awards - two
2006 Second Place as faculty advisor in the 23rd American Helicopter Society/Bell International Student Design Competition: Graduate Award
2005 Best Paper Award: “Prediction of UH-60A Dynamic Stall Loads in High Altitude Level Flight Using CFD/CSD Coupling"
2004 Fellow of NIA: National Institute of Aerospace at NASA-Langley
2004 SPIE Smart Structures & Materials Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 A. J. Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award, and
2001 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize
2002 AHS Grover E. Bell Award
2002 AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award
1995 UM's Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Schools
1992 UM's Distinguished Research Professorship
Member Research Council, 2004-09.
Member Graduate Council Faculty Affairs Committee, Nov. 2004-05
Member NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Selection, Dec 2004
Member Recruitment of Vice President & Dean Grad Studies (2001-02)
Member Recruitment of Provost of Academic Affairs (2001)
Member Senate Adjunct Committee on Libraries & Computers, 1987-88.
Member Senate Committee on Education Affairs, 1996-97.
Elected Member Graduate Council, 1989-92, 1996-99, 2001-05
Senate Member, 1985-88.
A. J. Clark School OF ENGINEERING
Member: Self-Study Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012
Chair: Clark Construction Chair Professor Renewal, 2012
Member Minta-Martin Chair Professor Selection, Nov. 2004
Member Dean’s Faculty Advisory Group, 2002-cont.
Member Promotion & Tenure Seminar Group 1999-08
Member Research Award Guidelines Committee, 2000
Member Recruitment of Dean of School of Engineering, 1999-2000
Member Evaluation & Appointment of Dean Destler, 1998
Member Staff Award Committee, 1997
Chairman College APT Committee, 1999-00
Member APT Committee, 1990-92, 1996-00
Member Extension of Engineering Education at UMBC Committee, 1982-83
Chairman PCC Committee, 1983-85.
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
Director, 1991-cont., 2009
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Chairman Faculty Search Committee, 2005-cont.
Member Department Chair Search Committee, 2006
Member of Search Committee for Small Smart System Faculty, Sept 04-06.
Member of Search Committee for Langley Professor, 2003-04
Chairman Department Chair Review Committee, 2002
Chairman Department Internal Review (Self-Study) Committee, 2002
Member Search Committee (Nano-technology and smart devices), 2001
Member Graduate Requirements Review Committee, 2000-01
Chairman Flight Dynamics & Control Faculty Search Committee, 1999
Member Department Academy Selection Committee, 1998-cont.
Member Search Committee (Small Smart Devices), 1999
Member Department Plan of Organization Committee, 1998
Member Academic Coordinator Search Committee, 1997-98
Chairman Recruitment Committee for Research Engineer, 1996
Member Merit Review Committee, 1995-97, 1999-2008
Member Business Administrative Search Committee, 1995
Member Chairman Selection Committee, 1996
Member Department Internal Review Committee, 1995
Member Executive Committee, 1994-2008
Chairman Aeroacoustics Faculty Search Committee, 1996-97
Department Reorganization Committee, 1994
Chairman Faculty Search Committee (Rotorcraft & Smart Structures), 1992-93
Chairman, Graduate Committee, 1987-92
Member of the Graduate Committee, 1982-94, 1996-10.
Acting Chairman, 1988-90