AUVSI SUAS 2019
The VAMUdeS team an I participated at the international UAV competition AUVSI SUAS at St Marys City, Maryland. After a full year of work, the team finished fifth in the overall ranking.
The competition consisted of flying a UAV autonomously over a large area while avoiding static obstacles, identifying targets on the ground and dropping an unmanned ground vehicle while flying.
There were three phases to the competition, the first was a technical design paper, explaining the team's strategy to execute the mission. The second was a flight readiness review, explaining how the UAV and its subsystem, and how the team made sure they are safe and reliable to fly. The third but not least was the demonstration, where the team went to Maryland for a 5 days and flew its aircraft.
My role at the mission was payload operator.