Unmanned Systems Canada student UAV competition phase one winners

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Phase 1 of the 2015 Student Competition is complete.

A judging panel, comprised of Canadian subject matter experts, has completed its independent review of the technical papers submitted by each team. The competition scenario deals with an oil leak from a derailed train that threatens local agricultural land. Their UAS is to survey the area, evaluate the damage caused to nearby agricultural fields and infrastructure, to assess the magnitude of the clean-up effort and to record evidence for insurance purposes.

Overall, the judges were impressed by the quality of the reports, the inclusion of new technologies into the systems and the way the solutions were presented. Unmanned Systems Canada is therefore pleased to announce the top three design papers as follows:

UAV Design Paper Competition

1 st place: VAMUdeS – Université de Sherbrooke

2 nd place: UTAT Explorer – University of Toronto

3 rd place: Guardian – Simon Fraser University

Awards for Phase 1 will be presented at the competition awards banquet in Alma, QC on May 3rd 2015. Special thanks to CED Alma as our host, our Endowment, Premier and all sponsors for making all of it possible. Sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact us today to become involved as we support and celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian UAS sector. Best of luck during Phase 2!