Commemorating 75 years of 

The Aeronautical Society of India

Student Competition on


Docking & Battery Swapping System for UAV


About the Competition

DoBaSS-UAV is a Mechatronics competition with three main objectives: 

1) Reconfiguring an existing fixed-wing UAV for VTOL capability

2) Designing a docking mechanism for aerostat integration

3) Designing a battery swapping system

 This competition promotes interdisciplinary research and innovation in UAV technology.

NOTE: This is a conceptual design competition, NO fabrication/prototyping is required


Total Cash Prizes of Rs. 2,00,000

Participation e-Certificates

Stage-III will be held in New Delhi. Outstation teams will be reimbursed for return travel expenses, up to 3 AC Rail fare for the shortest distance from their institution city to New Delhi. Local travel expenses will not be covered.  

Eligibility Criteria

Teams of UG/PG students from any Engineering college

▪  AICTE/UGC/NBA/NAAC approved

▪  Max. five members per team, from any department

▪ Upto Five teams per institution 

NOTE: On First come, first served basis against registration form

Competition Outline

This competition will be conducted in the following three stages:

1. Stage-I: Teams submit a 10-minute Video Report (VR) detailing their approach within specified constraints.

2.  Stage-II: Teams provide a Design Report (DR) outlining their final design.

3. Stage-III: Shortlisted teams present design features to an evaluation committee.

Competition Timeline

The Final Round will be conducted in Hybrid Mode

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