In parallel with the developments in technology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as a field is developing day by day and gaining more autonomy gradually. Another application area that requires high autonomy and is one of the trending research areas around the world is providing UAVs with the ability to engage in dogfights just like fighter jets. Since UAVs, which have adopted their observation activities around the world mostly from manned platforms, cannot approach the level of human intelligence in areas such as high environmental awareness, decision-making ability and planning ability in dynamic environments, air-to-air combat maneuvers between fighter aircrafts can only be performed with manned aircrafts. The main purpose of the Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) competition is to create such an air-air combat scenario between UAVs in a controlled environment and to direct young people who can achieve success in this field in the future to gain experience and improve their skills.
The competition will consist of two categories, rotary wing and fixed wing.
If the UAV provides the force required for its flight with its wings, this vehicle is considered to belong to the fixed wing category. If it provides the necessary force for its flight from rotating propellers, this vehicle is considered in the rotary wing category.
UAVs that carry out vertical landing and take-off and provide the necessary lift for flight through wings are also considered in the fixed wing category.
Every UAV entering the competition of the related category is going to be in the air at the same time and compete with each other during the competition. Limitations on how many UAVs can be on air at the same time will be established by the competition committee during the competition depending on the circumstances. Each UAV will target another and try to lock-on over image. The camera to be used while trying to lock must be fixed to a forward-looking position and angle on the UAV. The "shooting" operation will be performed virtually, not physically, so it is not possible for the targeted UAVs to be damaged physically.
The goal of the competition is to lock on to the opponent UAVs successfully as much as possible and avoid being locked on to in turn by performing aggressive maneuvers.
Eligible Participant Education Levels for the Competition
- High School Students
- Associate Degree Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and PhD Students
- University Graduates
- Preliminary Design Report
- Critical Design Report
- Flight Proof and System Description Videos
In addition to the information provided in the specification, you must be a member of the relevant mail Group at the UAV link that fights for other questions that you want to ask about the competition. The questions you ask and the answers to these questions will be clear for other members of the mail Group to see. Templates for the reports that the contestants must prepare will be announced on the TEKNOFEST website later.
The competition deadline is February 28!
|Competition Application Deadline||28.02.2021|
|Pre-Design Report Deadline||19.03.2021|
|Announcement of the Teams that Passed the Pre-Selection and Qualified for Financial Support According to the Preliminary Design Report Results||14.04.2021|
|Critical Design Report Deadline||31.05.2021|
|Disclosure of Critical Design Report Results||01.07.2021|
|Deadline for Flight Evidence and System Definition Videos||01.08.2021|
|Announcement of Finalist Teams||07.08.2021|
|Fighting UAV Races||5-9.09.2021|
|1. Mansiyon (Döner Kanat)||TAYYARE FATİHLERİ (TAYFA)|
|1. Mansiyon (Sabit Kanat)||İTUNOM|
|2. Mansiyon (Döner Kanat)||ITU AGILE ROBOTICS|
|2. Mansiyon (Sabit Kanat)||ESOGU HORUS|
|3. Mansiyon (Döner Kanat)||ESOGU Phoenix|
|3. Mansiyon (Sabit Kanat)||GAMAFORCE (Gadjah Mada Flying Object Research Center)|
FIGHTER UAV COMPETITION AWARD AMOUNT
First: 250.000.00 ₺
Second: 150.000.00 ₺
Third: 100,000.00 ₺
First: 50,000.00 ₺
Second: 40,000.00 ₺
Third: 30.000.00 ₺
TEKNOFEST 2021 Technology Competitions in 35 different categories will be held in Istanbul.
Technology Competition Project Detail Report Results have been Announced for the Technology For Humanity!
Technology Competition Preliminary Design Report Results have been Announced for the Technology For Humanity!
The necessary writing samples for TEKNOFEST 2020 competitions have been published.