• "Vibhram" Selected Among Top Innovations for Army Day

    The High Efficiency Dissimilar Coaxial Helicopter design called "Vibhram" a novel helicopter design....

  • Success in First Round of 2018 UAS Flight and Payload Challenge

    A design concept paper submitted by a team (called EndureAir) of students from MAV and VTOL lab of Aerospace Engineering department and guided by Professor Abhishek recently won the first stage of "the Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight and Payload Challenge"...

  • Third Prize in AHS Student Design Competition

    "Vibhram" a novel helicopter design by a team of post graduate students (two PhD and six MTech) from Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur have won third prize in the graduate category of 34th Annual Student Design Competition organized by the American Helicopter Society (AHS).

Journal Papers

Research » Journal Papers

  1. Setu, S., Abhishek, and Venkatesan, C., "Flybarless Mini-Helicopter Attitude Controller Development Using Physics Based Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation," under preparation.
  2. Afzal, Md., Rajasegar, S., and Abhishek, "Fundamental Understanding of the Aeromechanics of a Trajectory Correcting Spin Stabilized Projectile," under preparation.
  3. Singh, R. V., Rahul, R., and Abhishek, "Conceptual Design and Performance Prediction of a Mini Compound Helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle," under preparation.
  4. Prasad, R., and Abhishek, "Inverse Flight Dynamic Analysis of a Pull-up Maneuver," under preparation.
  5. Abhishek, “Numerical Investigation of Tip-Vortex Modifications for Rotor Vibration Control,” under preparation.
  6. Ramanujam, R., Rao, S., and Abhishek, "On the Stability of Variable Geometry Helicopters", under preparation.
  7. Rawal, N., and Abhishek, “Performance Prediction and Transition Analysis of a Conceptual Coaxial Convertiplane Aircraft,” submitted to a Journal.
  8. Bhargavapuri, M. T., Sahoo, S. R., Kothari, M., and Abhishek, “Nonlinear Backstepping Control of a Variable-Pitch Quadrotor Helicopter”, submitted to a journal.
  9. Raj, N., Banavar, R. N., Abhishek, and Kothari, M., “Robust Attitude Tracking Control of Aerobatic Helicopter: A Geometric Backstepping Approach”, submitted to a journal.
  10. Abhishek, Krishna, R., Sinha, S., Bhowmik, J., and Das, D., “High Efficiency Quadrotor Convertiplane UAV: Design, Development and Hover Flight Testing”, submitted to a journal.
  11. Shastry, A. K., Kothari, M., and Abhishek, "Generalized Flight Dynamic Model of Quadrotor Using Hybrid Blade Element Momentum Theory" in press the Journal of Aircraft. doi: 10.2514/1.C034899.
  12. Chipade, V., Abhishek, Mangal, K. and Chaudhari, R., “Systematic Design Methodology for Development and Flight Testing of a Variable Pitch Quadrotor Biplane VTOL UAV for Payload Delivery,” accepted in Mechatronics, prep-print available at:
  13. Swarnkar, S., Parwana, H., Kothari, M., and Abhishek” Biplane-Quadrotor Tail-Sitter UAV: Flight Dynamics and Control,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics early edition 2018, doi: 10.2514/1.G003201.
  14. Jain, P., and Abhishek, “Modeling and Simulation of Virtual Camber in Cycloidal Rotors,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2017, pp. 1465-1468. DOI: 10.2514/1.J055316.
  15. Rahul, R., and Abhishek, “Performance Optimization of a Variable Speed and Variable Geometry Rotor Concept”, Journal of Aircraft  Vol. 54, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 476-489.  doi: 10.2514/1.C033869
  16. Bhatnagar, K. and Abhishek, "Effect of Rotor Blade Geometry on the Performance of Rotary-Winged Micro Air Vehicle," Defence Science Journal, Vol. 66, No. 6, November 2016, pp. 638-644, DOI : 10.14429/dsj.66.9659.
  17. Jain, P., and Abhishek, “Performance Prediction and Fundamental Understanding of Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Variable Amplitude Blade Pitching,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 97, November 2016, pp. 97–113, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.05.056
  18. Abhishek, and Prasad, R., “Helicopter Unsteady Maneuver Analysis Using Inverse Flight Dynamics Simulation and Comprehensive Analysis," Journal of Aircraft Vol. 53, No. 6 , November 2016, pp. 1614-1625. doi: 10.2514/1.C033707
  19. Setu, S. and Abhishek, “Development of a Coaxial MAV with Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Capability,” The Journal of Instrumentation, Automation and Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014, pp. 18-30.
  20. Abhishek, “Prediction of Helicopter Blade Loads for an Unsteady Pull-up Maneuver Using Lifting-line and CFD/CSD Analyses,” Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Vol. 65, No. 2, May 2013, pp. 178-195.
  21. Abhishek, 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. doi: 10.4050/JAHS.56.042005
  22. Abhishek, Datta, A., Ananthan, S., and Chopra, I., “Prediction and Analysis of Main Rotor Blade Loads in a Prescribed Pull-Up Maneuver,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 4, July–August 2010, pp. 1197-1215. doi: 10.2514/1.46899
  23. Abhishek, Datta, A., and Chopra, I., “Prediction of UH-60A Structural Loads and Servo Loads using Multibody Analysis and Swashplate Dynamics,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 2, March 2009, pp. 474-490. doi: 10.2514/1.35076