Info for teams

Teams can register here

Here teams can find all necessary information about the competition and how to participate. The competition is internationally orientated, meaning wherever you live, your team is welcome!  Are you from far abroad? We might be able to help with travel expenses, please contact us.

Competition map

Below you’ll find an artist impression of the map of the competition. Not all elements are announced yet, be sure to follow our social media channels to keep up to date!

Competition rules

This is a summary of the rules. The exact rules and competition requirements can be downloaded here. The four most important principles are:

  • Each team must have at least one Fighter drone and a Queen drone, but more drones are allowed.
  • Each team is provided with two FPV video race band frequency, to allow two teams to battle at the same time. A team is allowed to switch between the FPV video output of their drones, as long as the same channel is maintained and the other teams are not jammed.
  • The team to first knock out the queen of the opponent wins. It’s similar to boxing. A ‘knock out’ means that the queen drone is on the ground for more than 10 seconds.
  • The queen drone can be on the ground for a maximum of 10 seconds after a hit. You may be hit infinite times to the ground, as long as you get your queen flying within the 10 seconds  you may continue to play.

The FPV streams will also be shown on large screens to the audience. Teams cannot assume they will have Line of Sight of their drones in the 3D Hallway, so that the drones must either be controlled through FPV, or autonomous in nature. The competition will be held inside. As such, GPS is unlikely to be available.

 

Deadlines

Read everything and still enthusiastic!? Good, these are the steps required to join the competition.

  • Subscribe your team here. The costs, per team, are €150,-. This is less than the actual costs, but we do ask this small amount to make sure teams are serious about subscribing. Deadline 15-1-2019.
  • You will be contacted by email, a short Skype team interview will be planned.
  • Deliverable 1: We require a video demo of the general approach, and should demonstrate a well oiled team. Deadline: 1-2-2019
  • Deliverable 2: Describe the general approach your team wishes to take, and a detailed safety analysis and requirements document. Deadline 16-2-2019
  • DroneClash 2019: 16 March 2019, Katwijk the Netherlands

Join

Teams can submit their application here.

Any questions left, email us at teams@droneclash.nl