ranked second in national Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design contest
Posted in Sunday 6 May 2012 - 15:29:31
Imam Khomeini International University ranked second in national Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design contest
Imam Khomeini International University aerospace team could rank second in 2nd national UAV design and construction contest.
According to the reporter of the university’s public relations office the closing ceremony of the 2nd national UAV design and construction contest was held in Sharif University of Technology and the university’s aerospace team “Sarad” could rank second among 46 contestants from state and Azad universities. In this ceremony chairman of the aerospace technology development headquarters of the presidential deputy of science and technology said that one of the activities of this deputy is to create strategic headquarters of technology in all over the country and to date 9 strategic headquarters of technology have been defined and supported in the country.
“One of these headquarters in the country is the strategic headquarters of aerospace. Field of aerospace has some unique characteristics i.e. aerospace technology development is time consuming and expensive,” Seyed Mahdi Farahi said.
“According to the mentioned characteristics of aerospace technology development, if the state authorities are determined to support this technology then they should allocate part of the national budget to it. Because this is an expensive technology,” he added.
“Aerospace technology as well as being sophisticated and requiring countries’ huge investments, is a technology that makes a country powerful and actually is one of the instances of national pride of the country.” the chairman of the aerospace technology development headquarters of the presidential deputy of science and technology stated.
“One of the unique characteristics of this technology in the whole world is the sanctions in this field in a way that even the owners of this advanced technology have set clear redlines for each other and won’t easily provide others with their information and consider this technology as a strategic and important technology,” he referred to the sanctions in this field as one of the other characteristics of this technology and said.
“We have 30 aerospace centers in our country which makes it difficult to make connection between them and we need to develop synergy between them and use each other’s achievements by synchronizing them in order to make more development and improvement. In this regard, we should prevent overlaps and make the most out of the least,” he explained.
“The other issue in this field is commercializing. Entering the area of making money, providing public welfare and commercializing is our main task in national strategic technology headquarters and after that developing aerospace activities are important,” he declared.
“In this regard we have defined certain goals which policymaking and evaluation of the country’s aerospace position is one of these goals.
e have defined the country’s aerospace position and we can say what our country’s last aerospace position is and by the year 1404 where would be our position. This is a unique step in this field,” the chairman of the aerospace technology development headquarters of the presidential deputy of science and technology stated.
“Moving toward creating networks and supporting the private sector is another act of this headquarters and we should come out of governmental environment. Young elites are good potential and if we provide them with opportunities they can take effective steps; therefore, we consider creating a large network of national aerospace by the private sector,” Farahi added.
“In these contests we are looking for talents. Several talented students came forth and there were about 60 teams participating in this contest. Talents have been identified and the next step is to educate these talents. We hope these contests to be a good starting point for other contests in the aerospace field,” he referred to the importance of these technological contests and explained.
“The country’s Comprehensive scientific map has been developed in which priorities for the country have been made and due to shortage of time and sources in this field, great efforts are required,” president of Sharif University of Technology said.
“One of the country’s basic priorities is aerospace field which is one of the top priorities and perhaps it’s the reason why related headquarters in the presidential deputy of science and technology has been formed and some other universities made efforts in this field,” Reza Rousta Azad stated.
“These contests can bring potentials and make them active and also it can create potential talents and actually be effective in creating talents,” he referred to the importance of these technological contests and said.
“We hope efforts to be made for guiding and requiting these talented elite as well as identifying them,” president of Sharif University of Technology noted.
“In this contest our participants were from Tabriz, Mashhad, Qazvin, Hamedan, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Arak, Isfahan, Birjand, Yazd, Kerman, Sistan and Baluchistan, Shiraz and Bushehr,” committee head of scientific section of the 2nd national UAV design and construction contest stated in this ceremony.
“Participants of different categories are as follows: 57 teams in concept design, 34 teams in non-flying prototype and 12 teams in flying prototype,” Seyed Mohammad Bagher Malaek said.
It is noteworthy that at the end of the ceremony the teams “Dr. Hesabi” from Azad Islamic University of Khomeini Shahr, “Sarad” from Imam Khomeini International University and “No Andishan” from Azad University of Shahre Rey ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively and other teams were honored with letter of appreciation and trophy.