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Media Release

Announcement - Student UAS Competition Phase 1 Winners

12 March 2018

Phase 1 of the 2018 Student UAS Competition is complete. A judging panel, comprised of Canadian subject matter experts, has completed its independent review of the technical papers submitted by all 14 teams. This year’s crime scene inestigation involves a biker gang holed up in a barn with a stash of drugs and weapons. In support to the local RCMP, the teams will be required to conduct surveillance of the property, to deliver a remote listening device to a location on the property based on results of the surveillance, and to search a large area adjacent to the property for vital pieces of evidence.
Overall, the judges were impressed by the quality of the reports, the inclusion of new technologies into the systems and the way the solutions were presented. Unmanned Systems Canada is therefore pleased to announce the top three design papers as follows:
UAS Design Paper Competition
1st place: Carleton University - Blackbird
2nd place: Université de Sherbrooke - VAMUdeS
3rd place: University of Toronto – Aerial Robotics Division
Phase 2, the flying portion of the competition, will take place in Southport MB May 4th – 6th 2018. Prizes for both phases will be presented at the competition awards banquet on the closing evening. Special thanks to Southport as our host, and all our sponsors to date. Sponsorship participation is critical to the success of this world class competition. Sponsors are invited to contact us today at to become involved, showcase your company and meet future employees. Join us to support and celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian UAS sector.
Best of luck during Phase 2!
Charles Vidal
Chairman, Student Competition Committee
Unmanned Systems Canada
Systèmes Télécommandés Canada
For further information contact:
Susan Chapman: Mobile: +1 613-614-3724

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