UAS Challenge

 

About UAS Challenge     

We lead the way in promoting value and cohesion within the industry, providing unique opportunities to universities, their teams, the individual participants and of course for our partnering organisations.

Launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation, the Challenge is now a highly anticipated event attracting teams from across the UK and around the world. Each annual Challenge cycle kicks-off in October, ending with a final event in June the following year.

Teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part in the Challenge. They undertake a full design and build cycle of a UAS with a maximum take off mass of 10kg to undertake specific mission objectives. The system will be required to operate automatically, performing a series of tasks such as area search, navigating waypoints, accurately dropping the Aid Package and returning to base via a defined route. The competition is split into design, development and demonstration stages and culminates with the flying demonstration and business case presentations which contribute to final scoring.

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The Challenge

  • Design and build a UAS with specific mission objectives, with high priority focus on safety and technical competence throughout the competition
  • Year-long project with phased stages requiring strict adherence and assessment in order to qualify to compete in the fly-off in the UK
  • Overseen by a steering group of aerospace engineering and flight safety experts

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