2019-2020 Student UAS Competition

NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SPRING OF 2021. USC-STC HAS COMMUNICATED THIS TO ALL TEAMS AND SPONSORS.

THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO STAKEHOLDERS IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO LET THEM KNOW OF UPDATED PLANS.

Teams representing 15  universities from across Canada will meet for the 12th USC-STC Student UAS Competition May 1 – 3,  2020  in Southport MB.  This years real life scenario challenges teams to transport medical supplies from a depot to remote communities in a simulated BVLOS scenario.  A first this year, teams have the option of using an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to move the medical supplies to an area for drone pick up. The judges are hard at work evaluating the design papers identifying the technology and tactics in the teams plan to solve the problem.

We will hear some of the details in the “Company Pitch”  that starts the competition on Friday morning. The flying spans Saturday – Task 1 and Sunday – Task 2.  A written report on the findings and success of the operation is handed in to the judges 90 minutes after the flight.   All the scores are tallied and awards are presented on Sunday evening.  Prizes are awarded for the Design Papers, top competition scores and special prizes for Innovation, Perseverance.  The Judges Award goes to a team with a unique quality.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and support from past sponsors, each year the bar is raised to attract first class teams with innovative ideas.This world class event provides opportunities for the best and brightest to display leadership, real world problem solving and team work all in a stressful competitive environment; a real-life job interview. Results have paid off as a number of UAS competitors have been hired by a sponsoring company.  When tested on the international stage, our Canadian teams not only take home various awards, but consistently place at or near the top. Canada is on the UAS Podium! Sponsors and students will have the opportunity to connect during the competition. To become involved as a sponsor, and invest in these talented students, the future of the Canadian UAS sector, contact [email protected]

Check out the CONOPS document for scenario details, UV design specs, company pitch, and competition rules. For further information, 27 March Team Member payment  and CONOPS:   Check the the Student Competition Details page.