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:
A design report from each team due January 13th 2017; and
The operational flying demonstration, April 28th – 30th 2017 in Alma QC, north of Quebec City.