Student Competitions

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC)

In 2019, USC has created a BVLOS mission to support utility companies after extreme weather conditions. Our aircraft will survey a solar farm using both visual and infrared cameras to detect major changes such as fallen trees and damaged solar panels. Inspection markers will be placed on these panels to indicate repair is needed. Our team will travel to Quebec, Canada to participate in this competition May 3 – 5, 2019.


Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

UBC UAS will build a large, fast multi-rotor capable of performing autonomous flights while carrying multiple payloads for the AUVSI Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems competition. The mission is to deliver a packages to customers while avoiding obstacles like buildings. We are building a rover to be deployed from a safe altitude that autonomously navigates to customer location. Our in-house software suite will be used to create aircraft flight paths, manage imaging for mapping, and object detection. The competition will take place June 12 – 15, 2019 in Maryland, USA