- Dates for 2020 Airborne Delivery event announced to be 26-27 September 2020
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Who can take part?
The 2020 Airborne Delivery Challenge is open to high-school age students from around the world.
UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery
Outback Joe has made an emergency mobile phone call to advise that he is is suffering an allergic reaction and needs urgent medical assistance. Teams are invited to use an unmanned aircraft to deliver an Epipen (an Impact Monitor is used in the competition) as close as possible to Outback Joe so that he can treat his anaphylaxis immediately while medical aid travels to reach him. The UAV Controller (the team’s pilot) will remotely control the aircraft.
The aircraft must be manoeuvred such that it will pass directly overhead the two hurdles that are laid out on the course. The dropping of the medical package can be triggered either Remotely by the team’s Mission Manager or Autonomously by systems on board the aircraft. The Mission Manager will NOT be able to see Outback Joe or the aircraft during the flying element of the competition
Entrants will be required to submit a technical report which outlines their design, methodology for package deployment and operational and safety procedures. An oral presentation of the technical report information is also required and will be judged along with the other deliverables.
Points are awarded based on the mission performance, video and technical report, and the team performance in an oral presentation.
The mission will be conducted in two rounds. Each round the team will have 10 minutes to drop 2 medical packages as close as possible to the target. The team’s best 3 drops will be used in their score.
List of scoresheets from 2019 (2020 scoresheet will be released along with 2020 rules in February 2020)
- Technical Report and Video Scorecard (PDF)
- Oral Presentation Scorecard (PDF)
- Scrutineering Scorecard (PDF)
- Flying and Drop Scorecard (PDF)
Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third highest point scoring teams. No prize money will be awarded.
Instead of prize money, an attendance bonus of AU$500 will be paid to each qualifying team that attends the event.
The location for the UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery 2020 flying event is the Dalby Model Aero Club, 743 Cecil Plains Road, Dalby, Queensland Australia.
2020 rules document will be released in February 2020
UAV Challenge event – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020
Rules document from 2019