2017 AUVSI sUAS Competition Results – ArduPilot dominates

Well done to the Ardupilot team, fourteen out of the top twenty finalists in the AUVSI Student UAS competition, were running Ardupilot. Positions one to six taken by the OpenSource autopilot.

Only one commercial autopilot, the Piccolo made it into the top 20 at number 8. How things change!

The 2017 SUAS Competition was held June 14th to 17th, 2017. A total of 59 international teams competed, 55 submitted Technical Design papers, 47 presented Flight Readiness Reviews (FRR), 42 teams attended, and 38 were able to get airborne. A total of $62,250 was awarded to teams. This was the first year to have no RF frequency management by the judges, FRR videos submitted to YouTube, and electronic-only scoring of detected objects.

University & Team Awards
Universite de Sherbrooke
VAMUdeS
First Place
Best Mission Demonstration
Cornell University
CUAir
Second Place
Best Technical Design
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
TAS
Third Place
Best Flight Readiness Review
Istanbul Technical University
ITUNOM Unmanned Air Vehicles
Best Rotary Wing Award
Flint Hill School
Animus Ferus
Best High School Award
North Carolina State University
Aerial Robotics Club of NC State
Just Joe Sportsmanship Award
The University of Texas at Austin
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team
Cyber Security Award
University of Maryland College Park
Maryland UAS
Dr. Arthur Reyes Safety Award
Norfolk State University
Team Tara
Dawn Jaeger Tenacity Award

 

Overall
Rank
University & Team Autopilot
1 Universite de Sherbrooke VAMUdeS ArduPilot
2 Cornell University CUAir ArduPilot
3 Technion Israel Institute of Technology TAS ArduPilot
4 Istanbul Technical University ITUNOM Unmanned Air Vehicles ArduPilot
5 Flint Hill School Animus Ferus ArduPilot
6 University of Hawaii VIP University of Hawaii Drone Technologies ArduPilot
7 Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) Dronolab PX4
8 North Carolina State University Aerial Robotics Club of NC State Piccolo
9 University of California, San Diego UCSD AUVSI ArduPilot
10 Brigham Young University BYU UAV Team ROSflight
11 University of Alberta University of Alberta Aerial Robotics Group Paparazzi
12 Virginia Commonwealth University RAMS VCU Aries
13 University of Toronto University of Toronto Aerospace Team ArduPilot
14 University of California, Los Angeles UAS-Bruins PX4
15 M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology Edhitha ArduPilot
16 The University of Texas at Austin Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team ArduPilot
17 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle (RAER) Pixhawk Mini
18 Monroe Community College Drone Design Team ArduPilot
19 Kansas State University K-State AAIA AUVSI UAS Design Team ArduPilot
20 Anadolu University Suas Anadolu ArduPilot

 

http://www.auvsi-suas.org/competitions/2017/