January 1, 2015

2016 Student UAV Competition

Southport, MB | April 29 to May 1


The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Even small scale unmanned vehicles are complex systems requiring a well planned and executed design approach.  In addition, safety considerations are important factors in this competition as in any other vehicle design project.  The students are faced with real life scenarios involving the environment, agriculture, mining, transportation, and oil & gas sectors.

The competition takes place in two phases:

Phase I – a design report from each team due January 15th 2016; and

Phase II – the operational flying demonstration, April 29th – May 1st 2016 in Southport MB, one hour west of Winnipeg.

Once registered, the team must successfully complete phase l – the design, then successfully fly their UAS confirmed in a qualifying video prior to competing in the phase ll. Teams will be graded on the quality and completeness of their design report and the results of the demonstrations – there will be separate prizes for each phase. The format of the competition is designed to be an equal challenge for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

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