University of Windsor's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is a student-run chapter of the Intercollegiate Association for Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition. The competition requires students to design, integrate, report on, and demonstrate a UAS capable of autonomous flight and navigation, remote sensing via onboard payload sensors, and execution of a specific set of tasks. The competition is broken down into 3 graded components. A technical journal that describes the technical aspect of the UAV, a Flight Readiness Presentation and a Mission demonstration.
The students primary tasks include autonomous flight (takeoff, navigation, landing), target recognition and localization. Additionally, they must be able to perform automatic classification of targets, data transfer from the drone while in the air to a ground station, third-party system interoperability, on-target object capture and recovery.