We hope you are doing well. We are a passionate group of UBC students in the Okanagan Valley, trying to push the limits of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). We recently participated in the Aerial Evolution Association of Canada’s (AEAC) 14 Annual Student UAS competition, for which we created a helicopter that weighed 13 kg.
We were the first in the history of this competition to have successfully created an operational helicopter UAS. This helped us win the innovation award and secure second place in phase two of the competition; you can read more about it here.
Before this, we created an 8kg quadcopter for embassy security. The UAS was able to remove suspicious packages as well as conduct surveillance for potential intruders without being detected. We once again secured second place and the innovation award for our package acquisition system.
Throughout the years, our competition unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have always had one thing in common: they all use heavily reliable and robust cube oranges by CubePilot. So, imagine the smiles on our faces when CubePilot decided to sponsor our club this year.
This year we are challenged by AEAC to create an urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft that aims to increase the efficiency of downtown passenger transit. As we learn more over the coming weeks, design and testing will continue as we begin to build out our 2024 UAS competition team.
In the coming weeks, we will be keeping the community updated with our projects as well as highlighting our exceptional team!