​Kavya Vaddadi is an aerospace engineer from Delhi, India, who has been working to reverse engineer the Marutsakha Vimana, and produced models, computer simulations, and engineering proofs based on ancient vedic texts. A 3D printed model of her design has undergone successful wind tunnel testing at the University of California, Irvine, which proved its aerodynamic viability. Her work has been featured on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens program with Dr. Travis Taylor & Giorgio Tsoukalos, and won the Best Team award in the Aeronautical Society of India’s “National Aerolympics Competition”.

Her efforts to recreate the vimana included retranslations of Vimanashasthra chapters, the interpretation of Sanskrit shlokas into technical schematics, 2D drawings and 3D modeling/assembly, computational fluid dynamics flow analysis, static structural analysis, and heat-transfer thermal analysis of vimanas.

Kavya has a Bachelors of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering, MLR institute of technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, and currently work as the Head of Education & Awareness, Ancient Technology Division, Maarks Aerospace and Marine Services. She is also the author of the books “Vimanas and the Wars of the Gods” and “Reverse Engineering Vedic Vimanas” with the support of former ISRO, DRDO and NASA scientists.