AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Type:Performance

Category:STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Oct 15, 2019 8:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2019 5:00pm
America/New_York

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.

Cash prizes are $3,000 for 1st, $2,000 for 2nd and $1,500 for 3rd place.

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). Mission 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 and Total Mission Score. 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 Missile Systems and may be published or reproduced at their discretion.

Total Score

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

SCORE = Written Report Score * Total Mission Score

The Total Mission Score will be computed from the individual Flight Mission and Ground Mission Scores using the following formula:

Total Mission Score = M1 + M2 + M3 + GM

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.aiaa.org/dbf

Managing Organization: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact:

director@aiaadbf.org
800.639.2422

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
Any university student may submit.

Registration Opens
Oct 15, 2019 8:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2019 5:00pm
America/New_York

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.

Cash prizes are $3,000 for 1st, $2,000 for 2nd and $1,500 for 3rd place.

Process

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). Mission 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 and Total Mission Score. 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 Missile Systems and may be published or reproduced at their discretion.

Total Score

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

SCORE = Written Report Score * Total Mission Score

The Total Mission Score will be computed from the individual Flight Mission and Ground Mission Scores using the following formula:

Total Mission Score = M1 + M2 + M3 + GM

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.aiaa.org/dbf

Managing Organization: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Contact:

director@aiaadbf.org
800.639.2422

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
Any university student may submit.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 15, 2019 8:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2019 5:00pm
America/New_York