Fighter UAV Competition

About the Competition

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.
Competition Details
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
Reporting Phases 
- 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.

Competition Application Deadline 15 MARCH!

Fighter UAV Competition Terms and Conditions

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Explanation History
Competition Application Deadline 15.03.2021
Pre-Design Report Deadline 27.03.2021
Announcement of the Teams that Passed the Pre-Selection and Qualified for Financial Support According to the Preliminary Design Report Results 19.04.2021
Critical Design Report Deadline 23.06.2021
Announcement of Critical Design Report Results and Announcement of the Team Receiving Financial Support 05-12.07.2021
Deadline for Flight Evidence and System Definition Videos 01.08.2021
Announcement of Evaluation Results of Flight Evidence and System Identification Videos 07-10.08.2021
Fighting UAV Races 05-09 September 2021

Q: Will people who are not registered on the accommodation and transportation form in KYK be able to stay with payment?
A: People who are not registered in the form will not be able to stay in KYK even if they pay a fee.

Q: Can we build the mansion with our own means?
A: No, the password is included in the encrypted passwords in the password.

Q: When I apply to the technology competition, do I also apply for the support request, can you give information about the supports?

A: No. Applying to the contest and requesting support in relation to the contest applied for are different things. The support requests of the teams will be received on the page that will be opened during report upload. The support applications will be evaluated by the Advisory and Evaluation Board of the relevant competition and the teams deemed appropriate will be supported. Applying for support does not necessarily mean that support will be received. After the financial support applications, the IBAN NO will be requested from the teams that are eligible for support and the support amount will be deposited into the accounts. It is not possible to provide an equal amount of support to the teams that are entitled to financial support. After evaluating the support amounts and the materials to be purchased, an upper limit will be determined. The amount of financial support to be given will be determined by evaluating the request lists and reports of the teams.

Q: Can you give a general information about the reports?

C: Evaluation; The Project Pre-Evaluation Form will be made in three different stages as Project Detail Report and competition scoring. Teams that do not submit the Project Pre-Evaluation Form and Project Detail Report files will not be eligible to participate in the competition.

Q: Can we determine our transportation route ourselves?
A: After the relevant form expires, the contestants will be called and informed about the ticket information and type, transportation will be via the route we have determined.

Q: If we want to come to the contest with our own vehicle, is it possible to provide financial support?
A: Transport support is provided as a ticket only. In addition fuel etc. supports will not be provided.

Fighter UAV Critical Design Report

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The awards to be given in the competition are as follows:


Fixed Wing

First: 250.000.00 ₺

Second: 150.000.00 ₺

Third: 100,000.00 ₺


Rotary Wing

First: 50,000.00 ₺

Second: 40,000.00 ₺

Third: 30.000.00 ₺

Contest Application Form (Advanced Category) Updating

Contest Application Form (Free Category) Updating

Opportunities for Competitors

    Internship opportunities in Turkey's technology institutions will be provided.
    Turkey under the Technology Team, conducted by the Foundation for the National Team Program Support Technology Teams are provided with incentives through orientation and support programs for international competitions.

    Young students who are trained to develop technology are given the opportunity to explain projects and inspire them.

    Training programs will be organized for the finalist teams with the participation of the executive institution and advisory board members.
    Teams with the participation of the executive and advisory board members Meetings where projects, evaluation criteria and processes can direct questions to the advisory board will be planned.

    In order to support the projects of thousands of young people, a total of over 5 million TL material support is provided to the teams that pass the pre-selection stage.
    Transportation / Accomodation support is provided to the finalist teams for their competitions at TEKNOFEST 2021 Atatürk Airport.
    TEKNOFEST 2021 will be awarded over 5 Million TL awards to the teams that qualified for İstanbul.

    By organizing technical tours, it is provided to on-site inspection of working on leading technological firms of Turkey.
    TEKNOFEST, which hosts hundreds of companies on technical trips, provides the opportunity to get to know experts in every field.
    On technical trips, the opportunity to meet expert engineers about business and professional life is provided.
    On technical trips, people who have worked in technology companies have the opportunity to listen to their experiences and increase motivation.

Competition Documents

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