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"Vibhram" Selected Among Top Innovations for Army Day

The High Efficiency Dissimilar Coaxial Helicopter design called "Vibhram" a novel helicopter design by a team of post graduate students: Karthik S. (Team leader, MTech), Rahul Ramanujam (Team technical leader, PhD), Ramdas (PhD), Diksha Aggarwal (MTech), Sakshi Gupta (MTech), Avinash Shet (MTech), Vishesh Kumar Singh (MTech), and Naba Kishore Routray (MTech) from Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur was recently showcased at Army Technology 2018 to Chief of Army Staff on January 8th in New Delhi and it was then shortlisted and displayed on Jan 15th on Army day for Honorable Prime Minister of India in New Delhi.

This work was carried out under guidance of Prof. Abhishek and Prof. Venkatesan. This innovative new design had earlier won third prize in the graduate category of 34th Annual Student Design Competition organized by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) in August 2017. The design was appreciated by Army top brass include Chief and Vice-Chief of Army Staff. This design has resulted in a new configuration for helicopters which is predicted to consume 5% to 20% less power than any existing helicopter concept in the world.