NUST (National University of Science and Technology) students have won a challenge named Unmanned Air System (UAS) by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). There were 32 teams and 350 participants, selected from national and international universities from all over the globe for the competition and NUST Team Air Works Beta won the UAS challenge 2019.
NUST-PNEC’s NUST Air Works Beta and NUST Air Works Alpha participated in the competition. The team which won the challenge is National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan – Team NUST Air Works Beta. The team undergoes a design and development process in the nine months phase.
This team presented their Unmanned Air System (UAS) at the event of fly-off which was held on 16-18 June. Team NUST Air Works Beta took the highest score and became a champion.
Results of Unmanned Air System (UAS) Challenge 2019
- 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).
Unmanned Air System Motive and UAS Challenge 2019:
UAS Challenge 2019 is a type of contest which is used to prepare and promote professional engineers. Unmanned Air System (UAS) was at first established in 2014 since then it has been inspiring the next generation. Moreover, it is a famous competition or event which gathers the teams and competitors from the UK and all around the world.
The annual challenge will soon be held in October 2019 and it will end next year in June 2020. The challenge involves following specific mission objectives utilizing the full design and building cycle of Unmanned Air System (UAS).
The challenge requires introducing versatile unmanned aircraft system development program in the real world.