- Version 1 of the rules are released (2 April 2019)
- Team Registration form now open (please register even if you are just interested in forming a team – that way we can send you info)
- The 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge is announced for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019
There is an FAQ page where commonly asked questions are posted and answered by the UAV Challenge Technical Committee. Before contacting the Technical Committee with questions, please read the FAQ carefully. If you can not find the answer you are looking for, then please email the Technical Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can take part?
The 2019 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.
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 2019 flying event is the Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke’s Road West, Calvert, Queensland Australia.
Team Registration – 28th August 2019 (teams are encouraged to register before this date)
Technical Report and Video due – 28th August 2019
“Go” “No-Go” Announcement of Teams – 4th September 2019
UAV Challenge event – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019
Register your team
Registration is now open. Please register if you are interested in competing and we can then stay in touch and email you when we have news. Please fill in the registration form.