Swarm UAV Competition

About the Competition

There is a growing need for Swarm Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Swarm UAV), one of the most significant technologies of the near future. The importance of Swarm UAVs is becoming more and more manifest in both civilian and military use. For instance, a civil scenario could involve responding to forest fires much more efficiently with Swarm UAVs, and in the military scenario, one party could gain an advantage over an existing aerial, ground and marine manned platform by developing a set of alternative strategies and tactics. 
The primary objectives of Swarm UAV Competition include developing software algorithms to organize UAV swarms that can perform the tasks assigned as per terms and conditions of the competition, and demonstrating the performance results of these algorithms with Swarm UAVs in a physical environment, as well as providing guidance to youth and helping them gain experience and knowledge. 
Once these UAVs are organized, the teams are expected to fly virtual and real UAVs in swarms, and share videos of their flights.
The competition consists of theseUAV following tasks:
-    UAV individual take-off, aerial formation
-    Formation take-off
-    Adding a drone to the swarm
-    Removing a drone from a swarm
-    Swarm rotation by preserving formation
-    Formation change
-    Swarm dispersion
-    Swarm massing
-    Swarm navigation
-    Swarm ascent-descent
-    Autonomous simultaneous/sequential landing as a swarm or in swarms
During the competition, appropriate measures must be taken to avoid collision while performing tasks with UAVs.

Eligible Participant Education Levels for the Competition 
-    Associate Degree Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and PhD Students
-    University Graduates

Reporting Phases 
-    Preliminary Design Report 
-    Critical Design Report 
-    Proof of Flight and System Description Videos

Apart from the information given in the specification, for any other questions you want to ask about the competition, you must be a member of the related mailing group from the DRIVE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT (UAV) COMPETITION GROUP link. The questions you will ask and the answers to these questions will be clear to the other members of the mailing group. The templates for the reports that the contestants need to prepare will be announced on the TEKNOFEST website in the future.

Competition Application Deadline 15 MARCH!


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Explanation History
Competition Application Deadline 15.03.2021
Technical Specification Publication 16.03.2021
Question and Answer Meeting 23.03.2021
Pre-Design Report Deadline 04.04.2021
Announcement of PDR Results and Teams that Passed the Pre-Qualification 30.04.2021
Announcement of Qualification Results 17.05.2021
Providing Example UAVs to Competitor Teams 24-26.05.2021
Technical Stage-2: UAV Flight Videos 21.06.2021
Question and Answer Meeting 01.07.2021
Technical Phase-3: Virtual-Reality Integrated Swarm Flight videos 23.07.2021
Multiple UAV Flight Tests (for those who want the final teams) 07.08.2021
Project Report Deadline 28.08.2021
TEKNOFEST 21-26 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.


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



First: 40.000 ₺

Second: 30.000 ₺

Third: 20.000 ₺


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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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