Technion team wins 2nd place at International Student Unmanned Aerial System Competition 2015
Congratulations to the Technion team! In a major international competition, the Aeronautical Engineering and Electrical Engineering student team won the excellent 2nd place, out of 55 teams from all over the world.
The team of 11 AE students (supervised by Dror Artzi) and 5 EE students (supervised by PhD student Amit Aides) made the achievement in the AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial System 2015 competition (June/17-21).
The team designed and built an unmanned aerial system (UAS) from scratch, including definition of the aerodynamic configuration, structural design and analysis, all needed electronics, autopilot, communication, nose turret with a gimbaled camera, image transmitter, on-board computers, ground station, software, computer vision algorithms, manufacturing of two aircraft, system integration etc. The system was tested intensively, including many days of field tests, according to the strict rules of the competition.
The award was based on a journal paper, oral presentation, flight readiness review (FRR) and successful demonstrations of autonomous flight missions, including control and search for various ground targets.
We are very proud of the students and the project leaders.