THE CHALLENGE 2020
Technology advances in the field of Hybrid Power is attracting considerable interest across the aerospace industry. With significant challenges yet to be overcome and pressure mounting to show Green Sustainability wherever possible, the RAF is keen to be at the front of this technology bow wave.
Your challenge is to explore, compare and contrast the various Hybrid Power alternatives and include the most suitable in a new Tactical Airlift capability for the RAF.
The solution should be both practical to produce, economically & operationally sensible to employ and offer measurable reductions over the existing carbon footprint associated with Tactical Airlift. They should be designed to ensure that the RAF is seen as a leader in such innovation.
Your design submission should include:
• Consideration of the potential alternatives
• A range of potential solutions
• Analysis of the merits and drawbacks of potential solutions
• Your chosen design configuration
• Conclusions and Recommendations
Remember – any innovation needs to be feasible and cost effective, with a high probability of success.
Design solutions are invited and must be submitted no later than 31 May 2020.
- The Schools Aerospace Challenge 2020 is open to all schools, Air Training Corps squadrons and recognised youth organisations in the UK.
- The competition is structured for teams of three.
- A school, squadron or organisation may enter as many teams as it chooses.
- Team members must be aged between 16-18 years of age at some point during July 2020 (i.e. they may turn 16 or 19 during this period).
- Teams need the endorsement of a senior adult from their organisation.
- Entries must be received no later than Thursday 31 May 2020.
- If two or more teams tie for places at Cranfield, then the team with the earlier registration date will be awarded the place.
- The organisers will select the 12 teams to attend Cranfield. Their decision is final.
- The teams selected to attend Cranfield will be notified by email and details posted on the www.schools-aerospace-challenge.com website by Friday 12th June 2020.
- Sponsoring adults may not accompany their teams while at Cranfield although they are most welcome to visit and observe the activities for a day by prior arrangement with the organisers.
- A set of Joining Instructions will be sent out to those teams selected to attend Cranfield.
- Teams will be expected to meet their own travelling and meal expenses. The course, all activities and accommodation is provided.
- All entries are to be submitted in electronic format and limited to six sides of A4 size pages
- The first page is to be used only as a cover sheet, repeating (and so confirming) your team registration details
- The cover page may carry images if desired
- The cover page should not be used as a means of increasing the space for the entry content
- The team can decide the font and format of the five remaining sides of A4
- Each entry must include at least one image related to the proposed design or ideas
- The drawing may be to any convenient scale, bearing in mind the A4 size limitation
- The total entry should be 7 MB or less
- Acceptable formats are pdf, jpg or any MS Office format
- The entry should be sent via email to email@example.com before the due date
- The subject line of the email should be the Team Name
- The last date for receipt of entries is Sunday 31 May 2020