National Security and the University Of Maryland


Chopra, Inderjit

Chopra, Inderjit
Interim Chair/Alfred Gessow
Professor/Director, Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center

Sc.D. 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Development of Micro Air Vehicles (MAV)
Design and aeromechanics of heavy lift rotorcraft
Rapid disaster and emergency evacuation module development
Development of an autorotative body
Smart structures applications to rotorcraft systems
Aeromechanics of advanced rotor systems
Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMs) for a rotor head system
Swashplateless rotor system development.


Dr. Chopra is the author of more than 160 archival journal papers. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics the American Helicopter Society, ASME and NIA. He is also the Program Head of Army's Army's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on "Micro Hovering Air Vehicles: Revolutionary Concepts and Navigational Advancements."

Dr. Chopra is the former associate editor of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, and the Journal of Intelligent Materials and Systems.

Security Related

Emergency evacuation module development, Micro Air Vehicles


3148 Glen Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742

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Faculty Expertise Areas

Biological, Physical and Chemical Science

Cyber security, Cryptography, Systems and secure communication security

Data analysis for security

Data collection, Surveillance and sensing, Hardware and software advances for improved data collection

Domestic Protection, Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response

Domestic and foreign Policy

Economic Security

Environmental Security

Materials Science, Bioengineering and Science

Natural Language Processing

Understanding strategically important State and Non-state actors

Relevant UM Centers

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