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2013-03-15
Poly-Phoenix Soaring Up! ME team won the second runner-up in key UAV competition

The PolyU team consisting of three undergraduate students of Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Tse Chun Yin (team leader), Siu Man Chun and Pang Ho Yin, has won the Second Runner-up (Navigated Flight Category) in 2013 Taiwan Innovative Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) Design Competition which was held from 15 to 17 March 2013 in Taiwan.

In its 7th year, the competition organized by National Cheng Kung University has attracted 93 participating teams from universities all over the world.  The competition is well acknowledged as one of the key UAV events in the world with recognition from the community, governmental agencies, universities and industrial partners.

The competition covers four categories: Fundamental Design (Engine), Fundamental Design (Motor), Advanced Design and Navigated Flight Design and Navigated Flight.  The three BEng in Mechanical Engineering final year students, under the supervision from Dr. Zhongqing Su (Associate Professor of ME) and Prof. Chih-Yung Wen (Professor of ME), had their UAV, namely “Poly-Phoenix”, successfully demonstrated its capability to rise and meet the challenge of inspecting a wide region under the satellite navigation and identify targets based on real-time video recording.

On reaching a significant milestone, the Department is devoted to providing high-quality research and education in aeronautical engineering and aviation to push the frontier of knowledge ahead in order to serve Hong Kong and the world.