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UC San Diego Cessna/ONR Student Design/Build/Fly Competition/CORAX

Each year, the AIAA (with sponsorship from Cessna and ONR) provides universities with an opportunity to compete in a student design/Build/Fly competition. In 2002, the competition was held at the Cessna Flight Test Center in Wichita Kansas over the weekend of 26-28 April. Twenty-eight teams from the U.S. and three foreign countries competed under challenging weather conditions to see whose aircraft would complete all three sorties over the prescribed course in the minimum time. The total score for each team was comprised of their flight performance on their best three flights, their score on a written report documenting their aircraft design and selection, and a "rated Aircraft Cost" representing the complexity and manufacturing cost of their design.

The final results showed a close battle between two CA Space Grant teams, UC San Diego and U. Southern California. UC San Diego took first place and USC took second.
This program is part of the ABET certification for a senior design project.


CORAX     (Continuing Observations & Remote Sensing of AUAV eXperiment)

Serves as a low-cost, multi-objective UAV research platform for technology development, scientific study, remote sensing and observation.


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