News releases cover challenge
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Challenges posted - see "Details" page
First-round challenge window: March 31st, 2014
Final challenge: April 12th, 2014, Centennial Oval
The Centennial Wireless Mesh testbed facility has added some flying nodes, and we are inviting you to come fly with us! We fabricated these nodes starting from hexacopters using the Arducopter hardware, installing a CentMesh node realized on a BeagleBone Black computer on each.
If you are interested, come join the NCSU CentMesh Drones Challenge. There will be a series of challenges through Spring of 2014, culminating in a day-long showdown in mid-to-late Spring. Any NCSU-affiliated folk may join, individually or as a team - cash prizes for the individual/team that beats all the challenges and all other challengers! Top teams may be invited to participate in ongoing CentMesh research applications on this platform.
Like the rest of CentMesh, this challenge is made possible by funding, under various grants, by the US Army Research Office.
The 2014 NCSU CentMesh Drones Challenge is supported by Aruba Networks, our grand sponsor. Aruba's support makes possible the cash prizes for winners, other incidental support such as snacks for tutorials and the final challenge, t-shirts, and more. We are grateful to Aruba Networks for their support of this student engagement activity.
NCSU entities that provided logistics or other support for the challenge
are: Office of Information Technology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The event is hosted by the NCSU
Institute for Technology of the Next Generation.