The final competition of the 6th Dassault UAV Challenge took place in Lenk (Switzerland) on May 18 and 19, 2019.
This challenge offers a competitive and collaborative platform for teams of students from universities and engineering schools. Assembling a hexacopter drone kit, installing sensors, programming missions with total autonomy: this multi-year challenge proposes increasingly complicated tests every year.
The solutions developed by students are built upon over the years. The goal of the students is therefore twofold: to develop and pass on. Throughout the year, the students are followed by an internal team of technical experts. We are grateful for their expertise, which helps the teams to progress.
The 2019 event brought together around fifty students from engineering schools (Arts et Métiers ParisTech and Talence, CentraleSupélec, ESTACA, ESTIA, ISAE-ENSMA, ISEP), as well as the Belgian universities KU Leuven and the Royal Military Academy (RMA), and the Swiss university ZHAW. CentraleSupélec and RMA tied first place, followed by KU Leuven.
Apart from the competition, the students also benefited from virtual reality demonstration, a presentation of 1:5 scale aero-models of the Rafale and the Falcon, drone races, and a conference on the nEUROn program.