NACDeC-III, The competition will be open to teams of undergraduate/postgraduate students of Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering department from IITs, IIST, or any NAC or UGC accredited institutions in India. Each institute can nominate only one team consisting of max. 05 (five) members, and one Faculty mentor. The role of the Faculty mentor is purely administrative in nature, and to liaise with the competition organisers on all policy matters. The Faculty mentor is not supposed to be an active member of the team, or to carry out any specific tasks related to the project.
The Aeronautical Society of India, Design Division, which shall be the torch bearer for aerospace design professionals to help them scale the professional heights by offering a platform for inter-organisational exchange of ideas, to report professional contributions, to meet, interact and learn from professionals from across the world, and to update and augment professional knowledge.
One of the mandates of this Division is to encourage and nurture Aerospace design related activities in the country, especially among the engineering college students, and encourage them to apply their mind to address challenging aerospace design problems that are relevant to the needs of our country. With this in mind, the Design Division has decided to conduct a National Aerospace Conceptual Design Competition (NACDeC) for students.
This year, the problem statement is related to High Altitude Long Endurance Aerial Platform (HALEAP), that can maintain station (for one year without any refueling) within an altitude band of 15-20 km, with a payload of 100 kg, and 1000kW power consumption. The system has to be relocated over the four major metro cities of India, and stay over each of them for around 3 months at a stretch.
-Email address for NACDeC-III related communications, firstname.lastname@example.org