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Technology Related Competition Questions (16)

The LVC management team is not aware of any major sources of interference. Please contact us during Phase 2 around any specific concerns.

The LVC Flying Competitions require redundancy. ADS-B B (1090) is the preferred option, plus connecting the GCS to the UTM infrastructure for tracking. FLARM or Mode S SSR may be able to be tracked through the UTM system and the LVC team will provide updates when available.

We are in the process of clarifying permissible frequencies. Contestants should keep in mind RLOS when choosing their C2 telemetry.

We are in the process of clarifying permissible frequencies; in general international standards are applicable.

A VTOL craft will be required for the Find And Assess Flying Competition.

GSM coverage is reasonable at the flying locations however we do not recommend reliance on it as primary C2 telemetry solution.

Yes, electric VTOL is required for the LVC Flying Competitions. More detailed requirements can be found in the competition section of the website.

Please contact the LVC team with a proposal for additional infrastructure during Phase 2 of qualifying.

A deconfliction procedure will be shared with finalists. Expect tracking via a UTM system.

Link loss will incur significant minus points during the judging process. In the case where all links are lost, the craft should continue its mission based on autopilot settings.

We are in the process of clarifying maximum power.

We are in the process of clarifying permissible bandwidths.

Contestants need to be prepared for landings outside of RLOS and may install additional equipment.

This documentation will be requested as part of Phase 2, which opens May 1, 2019 and ends July 15, 2019.

We cannot comment on this to ensure the LVC Flying Competitions remain fair and competitive. All drones that take part in each competition need to be capable of fulfill the required use case. Scoring criteria will be released well ahead of the competition.

Not unless a favourable business (use) case and safety case to support this option were submitted to the LVC team for consideration. For example, a proposal for utilising a relay drone as a VLOS operation at the Mwanza droneport, restricted to below 400 ft AGL with an appropriate safety assessment of ground risk in the operations area

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