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Gupta, Ghodssi, Shapiro part of $3 million micro air vehicles MURI

Three ISR faculty members are part of a new three-year (with option for two more), $3 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award from the Department of Defense. Associate Professor S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR), Assistant Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) and Assistant Professor Benjamin Shapiro (AE/ISR) will be working on "Micro Hovering Air Vehicles: Revolutionary Concepts and Navigation Advancements."

This award focuses on the development of revolutionary concepts and navigation advancements in the emerging research area of micro hovering air vehicles. The principal investigator Dr. Inderjit Chopra (AE). In addition to the ISR faculty, other University of Maryland participants include Ella Atkins, James Baeder, Chris Cadou, Roberto Celi, Alison Flatau, Gordon Leishman, Darryll Pines, Frederic Schmitz, and Norman Wereley from Aerospace Engineering; Elisabeth Smela from Mechanical Engineering; and Rama Chellappa from Electrical and Computer Engineering. | DoD awards announcement |

—April 2004

April 11, 2004

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