IMAV 2015 Competition Results

The IMAV 2015 Flight competition consisted of an indoor and an outdoor event. The Competition results are:


  1. Akamav, Germany (882 pt)
  2. VLion, Singapore (510 pt)
  3. Black Bee, Brazil (315 pt)
  4. Azarakhsh 7137, Iran (154 pt)
  5. ENAC, France (63 pt)
  6. MAVLab, The Netherlands (900 pt)
  7. Autmav, Iran (110 pt)
  8. ARC, Iran (0 pt)
  9. Team Cigogne, France (0 pt)


  1. Akamav, Germany (761 pt)
  2. ARC, Iran (504 pt)
  3. MAVLab, The Netherlands (450 pt)
  4. MelAvio, Poland (426 pt)
  5. EMC+, Iran (405 pt)
  6. Autmav, Iran (250 pt)
  7. Black Bee, Brazil (75 pt)
  8. ENAC, France (0 pt)

IMAV 2014 Competition Results

In 2014 the “International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition” took place in Delft, the Netherlands from 12th to 15th of August. It was organized by a committee of scientists of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). 248 visitors from different countries attended the IMAV 2014. The competition results and the capabilities the team demonstrated were:

1st prize: National University of Singapore (Singapore) [683]
Onboard automatic image stitching, onboard number recognition(*), onboard autonomous laser-based room navigation, onboard computer vision based precision roof landing, autonomous takeoffs, autonomous landings (*), onboard computer vision based 7-segment digit recognition (*), autonomous flying WiFi-relay.

2nd prize: Team Dipole (Germany) [425]
Smallest MAV’s of the competition. Very talented FPV flight with many take-off, precision landings, reading house numbers, visiting 18 indoor rooms (several double and not counted), recognizing 16 indoor objects correctly. Geocopter auto-take-off and flight, precision auto landing and partial high resolution ortophoto.

3rd prize: Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (France) [189]
Autonomous takeoff, Best overall photomission, all blockades visible, full village high resolution map at 6cm/pixel, autonomous computer vision based 7-segment display reading (**), longest correct observation string, autonomous roof landing (*), reading house numbers with many ARdrones in autonomous flight. Several autonomous landings.

4th place: High Flyers (Poland) [161]
Autonomous Photomission (*), Autonomous Flight Blockade detection, Autonomous take-offs, precision landing, Video-based indoor ARDrone flight with several rooms and objects but many crashes and many user interactions.

5th place: AUTMAV (Iran) [148]
Flying router-repeater quad (*), Auto-take-off, Partial photomap, 1 Blockade, Roof-Landing (*). IP-Camera house number reading (*), ARdrone roof landing.

6th place: AKAMAV (Germany) [108]
Autonomous take-offs, Autonomous photomap (*), House number readings (*), Autonomous roof landing, 1 Blockade, Several manual landings.

7th place: Manchester (UK) [100]
Autonomous take-off, Photomission flown, minimal village map (*), 1 blockade, precision landing.

8th place: EMC+ (Iran) [79]
FPV flight: Take-Off, Roof landing (*), Precision Landing, House number reading (OCR software), Visited 2 indoor Rooms, Roof landing.

9th place: MRL (Iran) [39]
Automatic take-off, Roof landing (*), Photomission flown, map stitching error (*), automatic landing.

10th place: ARIO (Iran) [20]
Fixed-wing: Autonomous take-off, autonomous photomission, many manual flight interactions

11th place + Special Achievement Prize: MAVerix (Germany) [12]
Autonomous take-off, autonomous transitioning to forward flight as fixed-wing, onboard camera (*/no mission information recorded). Special Achievement prize for their contribution to hybrid flight, their work on de-coupling controls.

Shared 12th place: CUAF (UK) [0]
Autonomous Take-Off (*), Photomission (*), …

Shared 12th place: MIPTeam (Russia) [0]
New own design of autopilot: SmartAP. Video-based entering the house (*)

(*) Item attempted but either failed, or needed manual flight, or not according to competition rules.

(**) Item attempted in autonomous mission mode, but human intervention was needed and it got scored in autonomous flight mode.

IMAV2013 Competition Results


Outdoor competition

  1. MavLab, TU Delft (operation: 203.3, autonomy: 152.5)
  2. Azarakhsh, Isfahan University of Technology (operation: 4.3, autonomy: 52.1)
  3. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (operation: 3.4, autonomy: 41.6)
  4. MIPTeam, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (operation: 2.7, autonomy: 32.8)
  5. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (operation: 2, autonomy: 6)
  6. Cygognes, INSA Strasbourg (operation: 0.4, autonomy: 1.6)

Indoor competition


  1. MavLab, TU Delft (44.3)
  2. High Flyers, Silesian Univesity of Technology (37.1)
  3. Mav Lab IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay (20)
  4. CVG-UPM, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (17.5)
  5. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (9.6)
  6. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (7.2)


  1. CVG-UPM, Universidad Politecinca de Madrid (195.1)
  2. High Flyers, Silesian University of Technology (162.2)
  3. MavLab, TU Delft (86.4)
  4. MRL, Qazvin Islamic Azad University (40.3)
  5. Mav Lab IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay (20)
  6. AUTMAV, Amirkabir University of Technology (14.5)

Best paper award :

“Pitch Moment Generation and Measurement in a Robotic Hummingbird”

Matej Karasek, Iulian Romanescu and Andre Preumont.

 Mathworks special prize “Innovative system”



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 Airbus special prize “Innovative design”



Maverix, RWTH Aachen Institute of Flight System Dynamics


 NWPU, Northwestern Politecnica University

IMAV 2012 Competition Results


The fifth time since 2004 the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) together with the “Technische Universität Braunschweig” has organized the “International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition IMAV 2012” in the “Lion City” Braunschweig from 03 to 06 July 2012.

The scientific head of the conference was the chairman of the DGON Council, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Vörsmann.

The 5-day event was implemented in the Volkswagenhalle Braunschweig and on the glider field Wilsche.

The high interest in the event was documented by the large number of participants: 140 out of 18 nations of all continents.

Indoor Flight Dynamics – Rotory Wing MAV

  1. AKAFlieg
  2. CVG – UPM

Indoor Flight Dynamics – Lighter Than Air  MAV


Indoor Autonomy – Rotory Wing MAV

  1. AKAFlieg
  3. Aeronautics Interest Group

Indoor Autonomy – Fixed Wing MAV


Indoor Autonomy – Lighter Than Air  MAV


Outdoor Flight Dynamics – Rotory Wing MAV

  1. Azarakhsh

Outdoor Flight Dynamics – Rotory Wing MAV

  2. AKAFlieg Bremen
  3. ENAC Paparazzi
  4. MIPTeam

Outdoor Autonomy – Rotory Wing MAV

  1. ENAC Paparazzi
  2. Azarakhsh
  3. AKAFlieg Bremen
  4. Aeronautics Interest Group
  5. MIPTeam

Outdoor Autonomy – Fixed Wing MAV


Special-Awards: Longest Recovery Distance


Special-Awards: Highest Altitude gained

  1. Simurq Aeronautics

  • Indoor Competition – Overall: AKAFlieg
  • Outdoor Competition – Overall: Azakarash
  • Best Automatic Performance: CVG – UPM
  • Most Innovative MAV design: MAVerix

IMAV 2011 Spring Edition Competition Results

IMAV 2011 was organized in Huntsville, Alabama (USA). It was hosted by the Advanced Science and Technology Directorate and took place May 23-27 at Redstone Arsenal, Calhoun Community College and the Alabama Robotics Technology Park.

The Competition results were:

Outdoor Autonomy

  • 1st Place – Georgia Tech
  • 2nd Place – University of Arizona
  • 3rd Place – Embry Riddle

Outdoor Flight Dynamics

  • 1st Place – Georgia Tech
  • 2nd Place – University of Arizona
  • 3rd Place – Embry Riddle

Indoor Autonomy

  • 1st Place – TU Braunschweig
  • 2nd Place – Calhoun
  • 3rd Place – Embry Riddle
  • 4th Place – DCIS Lab

Indoor Flight Dynamics

  • 1st Place – Embry Riddle
  • 2nd Place – Calhoun
  • 3rd Place – DCIS Lab
  • 4th Place – TU Braunschweig