IMechE UAS Challenge UK

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a renowned international engineering society, organized the annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge from June 17 to 19, 2018 at Snowdonia Aerospace Center, Llanbedr, Wales, and UK. The competition involved design, construction, development and demonstration of an autonomous and intelligent UAS, capable of carrying out a humanitarian aid mission. DHA Suffa University’s Team Zarrar became the first team from Pakistan and South Asia to receive certification for both rotary and fixed-wing autonomous flights and to participate for the second consecutive year in this prestigious competition. The team, led by faculty advisors from departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, designed, fabricated and flew an automated state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), equipped with a programmable autopilot, on-board camera and computer-based ground target recognition. Team Zarrar received immense recognition on achieving the fastest record of 54 seconds in completing UAS Scrutiny Phase. The team also secured highest score in Technical Report of the UAS Challenge.