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Student UAS competition Phase 1 winners

March 12, 2019  By UAV Canada Staff

Unmanned Systems Canada on March 6 announced the winning teams of Phase 1 within its annual student UAS competition, open to teams from colleges and universities across Canada.

The competition, explains Unmanned Systems Canada (USC), is conducted in two phases. Phase 1 requires the completion of a Design Paper specifying how the student team will comply with the
requirements of the scenario. This year’s competition scenario involves the remote inspection of a solar farm and identification of damaged panels.

In Phase 2 of the competition, the student teams fly this scenario mission, which is taking place at Alma, Quebec, during the first week of May at the Centre d’Excellence sur les Drone (CED).


Sixteen teams presented Design Papers in January, explains USC, which detail the proposed UAS design, selection of options, task methodologies, risk assessment and testing, and project
management aspects. The papers are judges by a team of seven leaders representing a cross section of the UAS sector.

The University of Sherbrooke VAMUdeS team received the the highest score on their Design Paper, followed closely by the École de technologie supérieure DronoLab team and Aero McGill.

Phase 2, the flying portion of the competition, will take place in Alma QC, May 3rd – 5th 2019. Prizes for both phases will be presented at the competition awards banquet on May 5, 2019.

2019 UAS Competition Teams
British Columbia Institute of Technology – BCIT MERC
Carleton University – Blackbird
Concordia University – UAV Concordia
École Polytechique – Élikos
École de technologie Supérieur- ETS – Dronolab
McGill University – Aero McGill Drones
Queens University – Queens Aero Design Team
Ryerson University – RUAV
Simon Fraser University – Team Guardian
University of British Columbia – UBC UAS
University of British Columbia – Okanagan/UBC AERO
University of Manitoba – Snowy Owl
Université de Sherbrooke – VAMUdeS
University of Toronto – Aerial Robotics Division
University of Toronto – UAV Division
University of Victoria – UVic Aero

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