Unmanned Systems Canada student competition

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Unmanned Systems Canada student competition

16 teams are registered to the next Unmanned Systems Canada student competition:

  • Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group (WARG) : Université de Waterloo
  • Team GUARDIAN – Université Simon Fraser
  • Blackbird UAV – Université Carleton
  • Dronolab – École de technologie supérieure
  • UVic Aero – Université de Victoria
  • Université de Toronto – AeRO
  • VAMUdeS, Université de Sherbrooke
  • UAV Concordia, Université de Concordia
  • Team Smart Bird, Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Team CCAT, College de Toronto
  • Université Ryerson
  • Aero McGill Drones, Université McGill de Montréal
  • Université de la Colombie-Britannique
  • Université de Calgary
  • Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Dronemanic Uwin, Université de Windsor

The format of the competition is designed to be an equal challenge for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircrafts.


The competition takes place in two phases with a Phase I design report from each team due January 13th 2017 and Phase II, operational demonstration from April 28th to 30th, 2017 in Alma, Québec.

Teams will be graded on the quality and completeness of their design report and the results of the demonstrations – there will be separate prizes for each phase.

Purpose of the Competition

The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Even small scale unmanned vehicles are complex systems requiring a well planned and executed design approach. In addition, safety considerations are important factors in this competition as in any other vehicle design project.


The competitors must be registered full time in a recognized Canadian university or college.  Teams may be organized internally at the discretion of their respective members.

Application and Registration

Interested teams should fill the attached registration form and send it by email to [email protected]unmannedsystems.ca.

To complete registration, each team is asked for a registration fee of $200. Payment can be made by cheque addressed to and sent to Unmanned Systems Canada or by credit card by contacting Robert Kendall, Executive Director of Unmanned Systems Canada at 1.613.435.0935.

Upon completion of the registration, teams will have access to additional competition information at www.unmannedsystems.ca.

Competition website and email

All relevant competition documents and information will be located on the competition website (www.unmannedsystems.ca ). Check the competition website regularly for updates. All questions should be addressed to: [email protected]unmannedsystems.ca.

Paper Design Submission: January 13th, 2017.

Flight Demonstration: April 28th-30th, 2017 in Alma, Québec.

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