Canada – Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition

Canada – Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition

Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 9th Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Competition for 2017. The competition takes place in two phases with Phase I, a design report from each team due January 13th, 2017 and Phase II, the flying demonstration, April 28 – 30th, 2017 in Alma, Québec. To be eligible students must be registered in a full time program at a Canadian university or college, and design and successfully fly their UAS. Registration deadline for participating teams is 9 Nov 2016.

The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Teams will be graded on the quality and completeness of their design report and the results of the aerial competition – there will be separate prizes for each phase.

The use of UAS for wildlife monitoring is becoming common place particularly in the Canada’s vast remote landscape. This year’s real life scenario will do just that. Each team is a “company” hired to use their UAS in support of wildlife research personnel.

They will be asked to census and locate nests of three different types of geese in the remote Canadian wilderness. In addition, nesting samples are required to test for pesticides in the environment by retrieving eggs from the nests of the birds under study.

A written report on the findings is also submitted to the judges.

The competition is designed and judged by a dedicated group of Unmanned Systems Canada experts, and supported by local volunteers and industry sponsors. Through various student activities, the association is helping to foster greater success in Canadian UAS ventures.

USC is grateful to the sponsors who have generously contributed to the success of many competitions. Please contact to support the best and the brightest as they take on this world class event.

Competition details and on line registration /payment are at

Students – UAS Competition. Interested teams are to register with the $500 payment by 9 Nov 2016.

For further information, contact