Autonomous Helicopter

Helicopter laboratory at IIT Kanpur indulges in wide range of research activities related to Helicopter / VTOL vehicles. Primary focus is Design and Development of manned and unmanned autonomous VTOL...


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Autonomous Hovering Micro Air Vehicles

Hover capable, autonomous Micro Air Vehicles are of immense interest due to their unique capabilities. The desired characteristics include capabilities such as auto-take off and landing, autonomous hover with velocity...


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Computational Combustion

Computational combustion laboratory is actively involved in numerical research related to the field of Combustion and Gas turbines.


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Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle

IIT Kanpur is actively involved in development of flapping wing Micro Air Vehicles through DRDO sponsored projects. Several prototypes have been constructed and tested in wind tunnel for loads measurement....


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High Performance Computing

The High Performance Computing Laboratory at the Aerospace Engineering Department of I.I.T. Kanpur - started by Prof. Tapan K Sengupta, has been an active place of research right from its...


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About Us

A  premier teaching and research centre today, engaged in engineering science instruction, in-flight laboratory work, aerodynamic testing, and indigenous design and fabrication of advanced facilities and instruments. This department was inaugurated in 1964. The department specializes in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, and aerospace structures.  Learn More

From HOD's Desk

The Aerospace Engineering Department is more than 40 years old. In matters of teaching, research & development, the department has always tried to strike a balance between hardware development and experiments on one hand, and theory and computational aspects on the other.

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