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2016 Mission 7 Vehicle

Team Mission

“Mission 7 will challenge teams to demonstrate three new behaviors that have never been attempted in any of the past six IARC missions. First, "interaction between aerial robots and moving objects(specifically, autonomous ground robots). Second, navigation in a sterile environment with no external navigation aids such as GPS or large stationary points of reference such as walls. Third, interaction between competing autonomous air vehicles”.

Competition Information

Competition Mission & Requirements


1- It shall fly autonomously.
2- It shall weigh no more than 1.5kg.
3- It shall use bi-directional data transmission in order to use ground-based computational power but there shall be no human intervention with the ground-based system.
4- It shall use LEGAL band RF frequencies as a mean of communication.
5- It shall fly with no entangling encumbrances.
6- It shall be no bigger than 1m (meter) in any given axis.
7- It shall use an electric motor as the mean of propulsion system.
8- It shall use a battery, fuel cell or capacitor as source of energy.
9- It shall have a manually-activated remote override of the primary propulsion system.
10- It shall NOT use GPS as a navigation aid.
11- It shall use no more than 2 non-line-of-sight (NLOS) navigation aids, which need to be mobile and put in place before the team setup for the mission and shall be removed after the demonstration is over for each team.
12- It shall ONLY operate within the defined space in arena.



•Frame (xx in Length, xx in Height, xx in Width)
•The following are 3D PDF files, which might not work in Google Chrome browser, you might need save it for offline viewing:


•4 cell
•Volts/Amps (xx Volts, xx Amps)

Electronic Speed Control (ESC):

•Turnigy Mulistar 20 Amp


•4x Hacker A20-30's


•9 x 4.7 TP Slow Fly
•9 inch
•4.7 inch pitch


•3DR Telemtry Kit
•Ground Station
•Kill Switch


•APM 2.5+


•Hokuyo Laser Range Finder (LRF)
•LV-MaxSonar Range Radar

Software/Programming Languages


•3DR Utility
•Solid Works

Programming Languages:

•ARM Assembly



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