A team from Beihang University won the first prize in the contest of precise flight through targets at the 2019 National Intelligent Micro Drone Challenge held from November 16 to 17 at Beijing General Aviation Industry Base in Pinggu District.
The team consisted of three teachers (Li Dawei, Yang Jiong and Li Hongguang) and four graduate students (Feng Yongchao, Li Zhanbo, Li Xuanye and Tian Yuhao) from the Unmanned System Institute. They won the prize after several rounds of fierce competition for their technological advantages in terms of flight control and machine vision showed in the contest, which required the drones to fly autonomously through a fixed ring target, a randomly located ring target and a square target moving in a parallel direction with a speed of over 7m/s.
A group photo of the Beihang team
Besides the contest of high-speed precise flight through targets, the Challenge also comprised the contest of intelligent flight and the exhibition of technological achievements. With the theme of “micro size, intelligence and innovation”, the contest aims at promoting the development of intelligent drones, arousing the enthusiasm for developing cutting-edge key technologies among social entities and enhancing the wide application of micro drones in unfamiliar indoor environments.
Under the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Challenge was held by Torch High Technology Industry Development Center of MOST, the Management Board of Zhongguancun Science Park and the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. It attracted nearly 30 teams from universities, research institutions and drone enterprises.
Reported by Li Hongguang and Li Dawei
Reviewed by Wang Yangzhu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu