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New:  2020-2021 challenge posted here.

Weather Tolerant Operations for Urban Air Mobility

https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/resources/design-competitions-challenges

Important dates:  Notices of Intent by Feb 15, 2021; Final papers by June 15, 2021

Eligibility: Only US accredited post-secondary institutions are eligible to compete. The challenge is best suited to undergraduate teams completing their senior year of college. Graduate team entries are accepted but will be held to a higher scoring standard. Individual entries or entries from students in the first two years of college are not prohibited, but are discouraged due to the complexity of the challenge.

New: 2019-2020 Winners announced for the ARMD University Aeronautics Design Challenge  

 2019-2020 challenge was:  Urban Air Mobility Package Delivery systems

Specific Challenge:  Design a safe, reliable autonomous system to deliver small packages to extremely short take-off and landing platforms within an urban environment.  System must be designed for autonomous operation with the ability to conduct at least two round trip missions over a 10 mile radius without human intervention.

Past Winners prior to 2019-2020 Challenge

Last year’s STOL Vehicle Challenge for 2018-2019 Academic Year News.  There were 12 entries, 3 winners were selected by a panel of NASA Subject Matter Experts and announced in early August, 2019.  Link to winners:

Winners of the US contest were invited to NASA Langley to present their papers and meet other winners.  The German Aerospace Agency, DLR, collaborated with NASA to use the NASA Challenge for their national contest and those winners were also invited to attend the 2019 Design Challenge symposium held at Langley.  Pictures from the 2019 symposium are posted on the College & University page of this site.

Winners from the 2017-2018 Ultra Efficient Subsonic Commercial Transport Challenge:

https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/resources/aeronautics-student-competitions/2018

A symposium for the winners was held Sept 20, 2018 at NASA HQ in Washington, DC. 

OLDER NEWS:

Aeronautics Design Challenge for 2016-2017.  Out of 22 total final entries:  There were five teams selected for awards and four selected for Honorable Mention.

WINNERS OF THE 2016-2017 DESIGN CHALLENGE POSTED HERE:
https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/resources/aeronautics-student-competitions/2017

2015 MARTI Team at Langley:  NASA Headquarters Web feature about the 2015 MARTI team:

2015 MARTI team at Langley

2015 College & University Design ContestResults are available, winners have been notified and invited to visit NASA Langley in October/November.

Winners have been posted to the nasa.gov/aero pages:

http://www.nasa.gov/aero/students-electrify-nasa-with-future-airplane-designs

Gizmag has also run an article about the winners:

http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-electric-aircraft-university-design-challenge/38762/