Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge (UAS Challenge) asks teams of undergraduates to undertake a full design and build cycle of a UAS with specific mission objectives.

This year students from 13 universities across the UK including two teams from EPSRC UK-RAS Network partner, University of Southampton, will compete in a fly-off on 1st and 2nd July 2015 at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground near Leicester. From September 2014 undergraduate teams designed and built their UAS to demonstrate its operation in a humanitarian supply mission scenario in the final fly-off.

The UAS Challenge bridges the gap between academia and industry in developing applied UAS-related activities; giving students the perfect opportunity to strengthen links with industry and universities in their area and enhance employment opportunities for the graduates in aerospace.

We wish the teams good luck!

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00 to Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 17:00