COMPETITIONS

Emergency Delivery

Safely deliver an emergency package from the droneport in Mwanza to Juma Island at a distance of 20 km; then come back and safely land at the origin. No battery swap is allowed at the drop-off location.

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Sample Pick-Up

Pick up as many 250g modules as possible from Juma Island and return them to Mwanza. Several packages may be carried at one time.

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Find and Assess

Successfully identify the GPS locations of pre-placed markers on Juma Island and perform a change detection analysis. Flights must be operated out of the Mwanza Droneport. The predetermined survey area comprises three square kilometers. The recommended minimum resolution to successfully complete the task is 20cm. Teams need to take off and return in Mwanza after completion of the survey and for each battery change.

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Evaluation Criteria

Flights are disqualified if they fail to meet any of the checklist items:

  • Items were successfully delivered to the Juma droneport
  • No airspace violations took place
  • The cargo item arrived in full integrity
  • Standard Operating Procedures were followed
  • The cargo drop-off required minimal intervention at the destination location
  • No battery recharge was necessary
  • The aircraft returned successfully to the origin in a timely manner after dispatching the cargo
  • Contingency procedures, such as rerouting were successfully implemented
  • No physical items on the ground outside of the designated landing areas were hit
  • A C2 telemetry link was maintained at all times

Scored Elements

  • Quality and Accuracy of Delivery
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Operations Business Proposal

Note: For this challenge, the aircraft can either drop the cargo or land, drop the cargo and take off again with minimal human intervention for the offloading.

Evaluation Criteria

Flights are disqualified if they fail to meet any of the checklist items:

  • Items were successfully picked-up and delivered at the Mwanza droneport by landing and taking off in the designated area in both locations
  • No airspace violations took place
  • The cargo item arrived in full integrity
  • Standard Operating Procedures were followed
  • The cargo drop-off required minimal intervention at the destination location
  • High effectiveness and precision of autonomous takeoff and landing
  • Contingency procedures, such as rerouting were successfully implemented
  • Contingency procedures, such as rerouting were successfully implemented
  • No physical items on the ground outside of the designated landing areas were hit
  • A C2 telemetry link was maintained at all times

Scored Elements

  • Accuracy and Ease of Use of Pick Up
  • Maximum payload the drone has carried on a flight between Mwanza and Juma
  • Range
  • Operations Business Proposal

Evaluation Criteria

The predetermined survey area comprises three square kilometers. The recommended minimum resolution to successfully complete the task is 20cm. Teams need to take off and return in Mwanza after completion of the survey and for each battery change.
Flights are disqualified if they fail to meet any of the checklist items:

  • No airspace violations took place
  • Standard Operating Procedures submitted by the teams ahead of the flights were followed
  • Takeoff and landing occurred successfully within the designated area
  • UAV landed in effectiveness and precision of autonomous take-off and landing (hand launch with an automatic takeoff sequence is also considered to be an autonomous take-off)
  • A C2 telemetry link was maintained at all times

Scored Elements

  • to be confirmed…