NUST Team declared champions at International UAS Challenge 2019

Team from Pakistani university NUST declared winners at International UAS Challenge 2019.

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International-UAS-Challenge

  • Students of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) win International UAS Challenge 2019.
  • The competition was arranged by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • 32 teams and 350 participants from national and international universities across the world took part in the competition.

The team belonging to Pakistan’s prestigious National University of Science and Technology (NUST) have won the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Challenge 2019.  International UAS Challenge 2019 arranged by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

32 teams and 350 participants from national and international universities across the world took part in the competition. Among them were NUST-PNEC’s NUST Air Works Beta and NUST Air Works Alpha. The team that previously came victorious in the one-year long exercise is NUST Air Works Beta.

Prior to the event, the teams engaged in nine months long phase of design and development. Following that, they demonstrated on the UAS Challenge fly-off event. The said event was held on 16-18 June and marked the culmination of the entire exercise.

As per the announcement by IMechE UAS Challenge, Team Hibernica Liberandum of Queen University Belfast stood second in the competition. The third spot was won by Team Flytanic of Queen’s University Belfast.

Which teams won awards?

 

International-UAS-Challenge

Apart from NUST’s team, the following teams won in the competition:

  • Grand Champions: Pakistan NUST Air Works Team Beta
  • Runner up: Hibernica Liberandum, Queen’s University Belfast
  • 3rd place: Team Flytanic, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Most Promise (sponsored by Leonardo): Team SDU Eagles, University of Southern Denmark
  • Design (sponsored by GKN Aerospace): Team Bath Drones, University of Bath
  • Innovation (sponsored by Bombardier): Team VOLTA, University of Southampton
  • Safety & Airworthiness (sponsored by Frazer-Nash Consultancy): Pakistan NUST Air Works Team Beta
  • Business Proposition (sponsored by Welsh Government): Pakistan NUST Air Works Team Alpha
  • Scrutineers Award: Pakistan NUST Air Works Team Beta
  • Media & Engagement: Pakistan NUST Air Works Team Alpha and Team Beta (joint winners).

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