AeroTHON2024

SAEINDIA Aerospace Forum is organizing AeroTHON 2024 which will be the 4th edition of the competition for students. The primary focus of the competition will be on developing design, build and piloting skills of Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) to prepare them industry ready for the emerging market. As part of AeroTHON 2024, students undertake a full design and build cycle of an Uncrewed aerial vehicle meeting specific mission requirements, culminating in a final fly-off event.

Objectives:

  1. To inculcate an innovation mindset among the student community in emerging technologies like Uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV)
  2. To Incubate and nurture skills and capabilities of aero design in young minds and prepare them for Atmanirbhar Bharat in critical aerospace technologies.
  3. To provide a platform for Aero-passionate students to demonstrate UAV design expertise
  4. To help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs

Contest Structure:

Phase 1:  Design and Technical Presentation

  1. Innovative designs presentation from the participant teams
  2. Innovative designs evaluation by industry and academic experts
  3. Top 20 teams shortlisted for Phase 2

Phase 2:  Flight Test with a final presentation highlighting readiness to Fly and Awards

  1. Building the prototype of the UAV
  2. Technical presentation on the prototype and readiness to Fly the UAV
  3. Flight Test
  4. Awarding prizes to 7 teams

Registration Guidelines: 

  1. Registration Fee: Rs. 15,000 + 18% GST per team
  2. Teams can be formed with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10 students of multiple disciplines with one faculty advisor.
  3. It is mandatory for participating students to become student members of SAEINDIA. It is encouraged to take up the membership under +1 scheme as membership status continues for one more year after the completion of graduation.
  4. Though not mandatory, Faculty are encouraged to become a Faculty Member of SAEINDIA and avail the benefits available for the faculty member of SAEINDIA.
  5. Visit: https://www.saeindia.org/become-a-member/ to sign up for SAEINDIA membership.

Awards & prizes

Prize Category

Prize Amount

1st Prize

Rs. 1,50,000

2nd Prize

Rs. 1,00,000

3rd Prize

Rs. 75,000

4 Special Awards each of Rs. 25,000

Important Dates

Here are the key dates for the contest.

Key milestones Dates
Registration Opened for AeroTHON 2024 Feb 25, 2024
Registration Close Mar 31, 2024
Phase - 1: Design Report submission by students Jun 04, 2024
Phase - 1: Presentation submission Jun 20, 2024
Phase - 1: Students present designs to Judges (Industry and Academia experts) Jun 22, 2024
Phase - 1: Judges (Industry & Academia Experts) review reports & finalize scores Jun 26 – 29 Jun 2024
Phase - 1: Announce winners of Phase - 1 Jul 5, 2024
Phase - 2: Physical Prototype build Jul 5, 2024 – Nov 13, 2024
Phase - 2: Physical UAS inspection (2 PM - 5 PM) Nov 14, 2024
Phase - 2: Flying Round Nov 15, 2024
Phase - 2: Flying Round Nov 16, 2024
Awards Ceremony Nov 16, 2024

 

Organizing Committee

 

Dr. Dinesh Manoharan

(Avironix)

Convener

Mr. Vinay Roy

(Moog India)

Co-Convener

 

Technical Committee

 

Mr. Manoj Kumar

(HCL)

Chair

Mr. Prabhakaran Rengasamy

(Boeing)

Co Chair

Dr. Ravi Kumar G.V.V

(Infosys)

Member

Mr. Dipak Balaso Ranaware

(Eaton)

Member

Mr. Jeejy Theophilus

(Forge Innovation)

Member

Mr. G Dinesh Kumar

(Hindustan University)

Member

Mr. Khushin Lakhara

(Mathworks)

Member

Mr. Adithya S Rao

(Moog India)

Member

Mr.Mannivannan

(Avironix)

Member

Dr. Jegan Raj

(Veltech University)

Member

 

Industry and Academia Interface Committee

 

Mr. Satish Thokala

(MathWorks)

Chair

Mr. Anup Mehta

(Ansys)

Co-Chair

Mr. Sukhbir Kashyap

(Eaton)

Member

Mr. Sandip Patil

(Eaton)

Member

Mr. Amirthaganesan M

(Boeing)

Member

Mr. Vijay Manikumar

(Boeing)

Member

 

Finance Committee

 

Mr. Shankar Ganesh

(Collins Aerospace)

Chair

Mr. Sukumar Gadumoori

(TE Connectivity)

Co-Chair

 

Event Management Committee

 

Mr. Shripathi V

(Hexagon)

Chair

Mr. Varun Palahalli

(Pratt and Whitney)

Member

Dr. Rakesh Kumar

(Moog India)

Member

Mr. Shashi Bhushan

(Eaton)

Member

Mr. Teja Dilip

(Boeing)

Member

 

Marketing & Communication Committee

 

Mr. Karthik Srinivasan

(Infosys)

Chair

Mr. Gnaneshwara N

(Moog India)

Co-Chair

Mr. Hasan Kasim

(Avironix)

Member

 

Awards & Recognition Committee

 

Mr. Sandeep Birje

(Eaton)

Chair

Ms. Jeba Margret

(Boeing)

Member

Mr. Sundaresan Poovalingam

(Infosys)

Member

Enquiry form

Contact for Sponsorship Opportunity

Mr. Vijay Antony Babu | +91 96001 52999 | vijay.ab@saeindia.org

 

Glimpse of AeroTHON 2023

 

 

Glimpse of AeroTHON 2022

 

The AeroTHON organizing committee and SAEINDIA shall not be held responsible for non-fulfilment of their obligations due to the exigency of one or more of the force majeure events such as but not limited to the acts of God, war, flood, earthquake, strikes, lockouts, pandemics, epidemics, riots, civil commotion, scarcity, of water, electricity or such other basic facilities etc and shall inform the participating teams on the occurrence and cessation of the event within one week of such decision being made If the force majeure conditions continue beyond a reasonable period where running the event is not feasible either due to the force majeure conditions or any other reasons, the event may be cancelled for the year.

(a) Earthquake, flood, inundation and landslide, storm, tempest, hurricane, cyclone, lightning, thunder, pandemics, epidemics or other extreme atmospheric disturbances or any other act of God

(b) Strikes, labour disruptions or any other industrial disturbances not arising on account of the acts or omissions of the organisers, war, hostilities (whether declared or not), invasion, act of foreign enemy, terrorism, rebellion, riots, weapon conflict or military actions, civil war, ionising radiation, contamination by radioactivity from nuclear fuel, any nuclear waste, radioactive toxic explosion, volcanic eruptions or other such occurrences beyond the control of the organisers

(c) Acts of expropriation, compulsory acquisition or takeover by any government agency of the said venue where the event is to be held or any part thereof

(d) Any prohibitory order of any Court.