Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition
To be eligible, students must be registered in a full time program at a Canadian university or college. There can be more than one team per school, but each member may only belong to one team. Participating teams are awarded a cash prize.
Nature of the Competition
The earlier competitions tasked the students with finding a variety of targets scattered over an airfield. As the success rate increased, challenges were added. Since 2013, the students have been faced 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 customer should select them to solve the problem. During the flying phase they must locate the scenario components, collect the data and provide analysis in a written report to their “customer”, 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.
Note: Registration fee is $500.00 per team. This does not cover student expenses. Once the design paper is accepted and the team advances to Phase II, the $200 fee for each student to cover meals and accommodation can be paid by 28 April.