2019 Student UAS Competition

2019 Unmanned Systems Canada’s Student UAS Competition

This years competition is designed to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college level.

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.

In the Annual Competitions, students are challenged with real life scenarios involving the environment, agriculture, mining, transportation and oil and gas sectors. Each team is a “company” and makes a pitch as to why the client should select them to solve the problem.

During the flying phase of the Competition, teams must locate the scenario components, collect the data and provide analysis in a written report to their “clients”, all within the time limit. The competition is designed and judged by a dedicated group of Unmanned Systems Canada volunteers, and supported by local volunteers and industry sponsors.

The competition takes place in two phases

Phase I – a design report from each team due January 13th 2019 at 5 pm EST; and

Phase II – the operational flying demonstration, 3- 5 May 2019 at Centre d’Excellence sur les Drone – CED Alma, Québec.

Once registered, the team must successfully complete phase l – the design paper, 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.


You can read more at the competition page here.