New Hexacopter!

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Team Guardian has just obtained the first multirotor aircraft for our team! We have exclusively flown fixed wing aircraft for our competitions in the past years. A fixed wing aircraft allows us to cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time along with a greater payload capacity compared to using a multirotor system. […]

Team Guardian Wins Second Place at USC 2016!

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We are thrilled to announce that Team Guardian has been awarded Second Place at the Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Competition 2016! With 14 teams competing in Southport, Manitoba this year, competition was tough. Several teams were well prepared, demonstrating a unique strategy to the problem we were all facing. This year’s scenario was to survey a farmer’s crops […]

Updates from USC 2016

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Day 1: Friday started at an early 6:30am for breakfast in Southport Manitoba. After a safety briefing for competition, each of the 14 teams attending competition gave a ten minute sales pitch as to why their team is the best candidate for the job. Our presentation focussed less on the technicalities of our system and […]

Competition Preparation

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As the date of competition approaches, the team has been busy performing several flight tests to validate several systems. Using the same airframe as last year has its advantages in that we can be confident in a stable flight. This allows us to focus on the changes that happen within the system, such as testing […]

New Airframe: The Albatross UAV

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Team GUARDIAN has received a new airframe on which we will continue development: an Applied Aeronautics Albatross UAV. A new airframe allows us to expand our capabilities by carrying a larger payload. The expanded carrying capacity allows us to mount higher resolution cameras as well as new equipment. The Albatross has a 10kg takeoff weight, double our […]

Unmanned Systems Canada 2015

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Team GUARDIAN participated in the 2015 Unmanned Systems Canada competition which was held in Alma, Quebec. This year’s scenario is based on a train wreck that resulted in an oil spill near agriculture fields and infrastructure. Our team is required to survey the area to locate and identify damaged objects, train containers, and debris piles. 13 […]

Competition Bound!

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Team GUARDIAN’s flight crew is excited to be heading to Alma, Quebec to participate in the Flight Demonstration for the Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) competition! Amid the pressure of finals, several members were continuing working hard preparing our system to be ready for competition. We conducted several flight tests to ensure each system worked as we […]