AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Type:Performance

Category:STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design Build Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.

Students must design, build, and then fly remote controlled aircraft based upon annual competition design requirements and performance objectives. Students must design, document, fabricate, and demonstrate the aircraft they determine to be capable of achieving the highest score on the specified mission profile(s). Flight scores will be based on the demonstrated mission performance obtained during the contest. Each team must also submit a written Design Report.

A maximum of 100 points will be awarded for the team design report.  The overall team score is a combination of the Design Report score, Flight Score, and Rated Aircraft Cost (RAC). The team with the highest overall team score will be declared the winner.  Scores will be FINAL 7 working days after the completion of the contest.  This period will allow for review of the scores in a timely fashion following the contest. All submitted reports are the property of AIAA, Textron Aviation and Raytheon and may be published or reproduced at their discretion.

Total Score

Each team's overall score will be computed from their Written Report Score, Total Mission Score and Rated Aircraft Cost using the formula:

SCORE = Written Report Score * Total Mission Score / RAC

The Total Mission Score is the sum of the individual Mission Scores:

Total Mission Score = M1 + M2 + M3

The RAC is a function of aircraft empty weight, launch tube weight, launch tube length and launch tube circumference:

RAC = (EWmax + TW) * (L + C)

EWmax = Maximum aircraft empty weight recorded after each successful mission; aircraft empty weight does not include the payload but does include any payload supports or restraints and batteries TW = Tube weight recorded after a successful Ground Missions and includes end cap(s) and all internal UAV supports L = Tube length C = Tube circumference
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.aiaadbf.org/

Managing Organization: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact:

director@aiaadbf.org
800.639.2422

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design Build Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.

Process

Students must design, build, and then fly remote controlled aircraft based upon annual competition design requirements and performance objectives. Students must design, document, fabricate, and demonstrate the aircraft they determine to be capable of achieving the highest score on the specified mission profile(s). Flight scores will be based on the demonstrated mission performance obtained during the contest. Each team must also submit a written Design Report.

Criteria

A maximum of 100 points will be awarded for the team design report.  The overall team score is a combination of the Design Report score, Flight Score, and Rated Aircraft Cost (RAC). The team with the highest overall team score will be declared the winner.  Scores will be FINAL 7 working days after the completion of the contest.  This period will allow for review of the scores in a timely fashion following the contest. All submitted reports are the property of AIAA, Textron Aviation and Raytheon and may be published or reproduced at their discretion.

Total Score

Each team's overall score will be computed from their Written Report Score, Total Mission Score and Rated Aircraft Cost using the formula:

SCORE = Written Report Score * Total Mission Score / RAC

The Total Mission Score is the sum of the individual Mission Scores:

Total Mission Score = M1 + M2 + M3

The RAC is a function of aircraft empty weight, launch tube weight, launch tube length and launch tube circumference:

RAC = (EWmax + TW) * (L + C)

EWmax = Maximum aircraft empty weight recorded after each successful mission; aircraft empty weight does not include the payload but does include any payload supports or restraints and batteries TW = Tube weight recorded after a successful Ground Missions and includes end cap(s) and all internal UAV supports L = Tube length C = Tube circumference

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.aiaadbf.org/

Managing Organization: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact:

director@aiaadbf.org
800.639.2422

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.