Moble Benedict

Assistant Professor

Moble Benedict

Office: HRBB 741C
Phone: 979.458.2705
Email: benedict@tamu.edu

Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Design, development and autonomous control of high performance next generation aircraft at small (MAVs/UAVs) and full scales.
  • Energy efficient green aviation 
  • High efficiency vertical axis wind turbines

Education

  • 2010: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
  • 2004: Masters of Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • 2003: Bachelor of Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Selected Publications

Benedict, M., Ramasamy, M., Chopra, I., and Leishman, J. G., “Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Concept for Micro Air Vehicle Applications,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 55, No. 2, April 2010, pp. 022002-1 - 022002-14.

Benedict, M., Ramasamy, M., and Chopra, I., “Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of Micro-Air-Vehicle-Scale Cycloidal Rotor: An Experimental Approach,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 4, July-August 2010, pp. 1117 – 1125.

Benedict, M., Jarugumilli, T., and Chopra, I., “Experimental Optimization of MAV-Scale Cycloidal Rotor Performance,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 56, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 022005-1 - 022005-11.

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 – 2443.

Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., and Chopra, I., “A Novel Mechanism for Emulating Insect Wing Kinematics,” Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2012, pp. 1—15.

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. 022002-1 - 022002-11.

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, July 2013, pp. 1070 – 1087.

Zachary, H., A., Benedict, M., Hrishikeshavan, V., and Chopra, I., “Design, Development, and Flight Test of a Small-Scale Cyclogyro UAV Utilizing a Novel Cam-Based Passive Blade Pitching Mechanism,” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 145 – 162.

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 – 1352.

Benedict, M., Gupta, R., and Chopra, I., “Design, Development, and Open-Loop Flight Testing of a Twin-Rotor Cyclocopter Micro Air Vehicle,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 58, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 1 – 10.