This year‘s International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Flight Competition (IMAV) is organized by the Institute of Flight System Dynamics of the RWTH Aachen University and the German Institute of Navigation. It takes place in Aachen, Germany from September 15 - 18.
The IMAV is a yearly event that combines a diversified scientific conference with a technological competition involving Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). Such a combination allows research groups from all over the world to share their knowledge, and stimulates them to focus on research that can be used in real life scenarios. Every year the competition scenarios become more advanced and more extensive. However, competitors are given the opportunity to either do complete missions, or to focus on sub-elements of the mission scenario.
The 2015 competition will consist of both an outdoor and an indoor part. The focus is put on the following tasks: surveillance, recognition, logisitics, precise maneuvering in combination with endurance.