GATI COMPETITION SEASON 1

TRANSFORMING POTENTIAL : Spearheading the Road Beyond

Submit a "Team Introduction Video" to enter competition and

Submit a "Technical Proposal" for the chance to be a Winner !

No Prototype is Required





About GATI

“GATI” is a Thai term meaning coconut cream, which originates from Thai idiom “Hua Gati”. “Hua Gati” translates to “pure coconut cream”, and by extension, “the cream of the crop” or the elites or experts.

GATI (Gathering to Advance Thai Innovation) was formed with the hope of elevating Thai Industry and Innovation to new heights through multisectoral collaboration - joining forces between talented minds, driven individuals and institutions across various disciplines so as to achieve one common goal: a highly capable and self-reliant nation.

On behalf of the GATI Initiative, we are pleased to announce the GATI Season 1 Competition - Aerospace Innovation Challenges 1 in response to global trends of using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to perform valuable missions and Augmented Reality (AR) systems for training and operation. We are aiming to raise the potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems and AR technology in Thailand. GATI believes that having our own solid understanding in these types of technology will allow Thailand to promote a self-reliant nation, stimulate economic growth and become a regional leader in aerospace innovation.

CHALLENGE THEMES

As part of GATI Competition Season 1, three technical challenges await your proposal response to be part of an opportunity to be the first to spearhead the future of the Thai Aerospace Industry, and the road beyond.

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) Grade Engine


Challenge Theme # 1
Research Questions

  • 1. Which design of engine is the most suitable for UAV application?
  • 2. What hardware and software are used in the proposed UAV grade engine design?
  • 3. What manufacturing processes are the most suitable for the proposed design?






Wireless Communication system for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)


Challenge Theme # 2
Research Questions

  • 1. Which design of UAS wireless communication system is the most suitable for UAV application?
  • 2. What hardware and software are used in the proposed UAV wireless communication system design?
  • 3. What manufacturing processes are the most suitable for the proposed design?

Augmented Reality (AR) Training System


Challenge Theme # 3
Research Questions

  • 1. Which design of AR system is the most suitable for operation and maintenance training?
  • 2. What hardware and software are used in the proposed AR training system?
  • 3. What manufacturing processes are the most suitable for the proposed AR training system design?



Competition Schedule and deliverables

7 Aug-30 Sep 2019
Open for Application

 

30 Sep 2019
Team Introduction Video deadline

 

11 Oct 2019
Participants Announcement

 

10 Jan 2020
Technical Proposal Deadline

 

16 Jan 2020
Presentation Documents Deadline

 

20-24 Jan 2020
Online Pitching

 

31 Jan 2020
Winner Announcement

 

OUR MENTORS

Get mentoring from our mentors

Mr. Peeraphon Trakulchang

UAV Grade Engine Consultant


Ms. Phanlapha Srichiengwang

Augmented Reality Consultant


Mr.Komkrit Sanmuang

Wireless Communication System
for UAS Consultant

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Privileges

  • Potential job offers at R V Connex Co., Ltd or at key partner firms to further assist in developing your ideas.
  • Funding for researching and prototyping.
  • Invitation to Defense & Security 2019 Exhibition.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone with bright ideas and a passion for innovation
  • Individuals or teams with no limit to amount of members
  • There is NO age and education restriction.
  • International team are welcomed.

How to apply?

  • Read the application details from http://www.rvconnex.com/gati/challenges.html
  • Fill the application form and create team/individual introduction video.
  • Upload application form and video within 30 September 2019! through website.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions please send us an email at [email protected]

  • 1. Q : Who is eligible to participate in this competition?
      A : 1. Anyone who is interested in aerospace innovation challenge.
         2. Anyone with bright ideas and a passion for innovation.
         3. There is NO age and education restriction.
         4. There is NO citizen restriction. However, you must be able to communicate in English or Thai.
         5. Individuals or teams with no limit to amount of members.

    2. Q : Are international team allowed to participate?
      A : Yes, there is no citizen restriction.

    3. Q : Is there any rule of forming a team?
      A : No, you can form a team with anyone across multisectoral collaboration or you can individually enter the competition.

    4. Q : Does each team need to have an advisor?
      A : No

    5. Q : What is the maximum number of members who can participate on a team?
      A : There is no maximum. However, you should make sure that everyone can work well together.

    6. Q : How to apply?
      A : You can download an application form from link website, fill it and attach each team member’s resume. Then upload through link website to complete application. Please make sure you have carefully reviewed competition details before applying.

    7. Q : Why should we apply?
      A : This challenge opens for anyone who has talented minds, driven individuals or determining to be an innovator. The challenges await you to advance yourself and enjoy seeking for solution. You will gain more understanding in Aerospace technology from our mentors. During the competition please feel free to send any questions regarding your challenge to them via [email protected]

    You will be considered a special privilege if you are a winner to have an opportunity to continue developing your ideas and to be involved in a research team in order to advance Thai aerospace industry.


    8. Q : Does every team member has to speak in “Team introduction” video?
      A : No need to but we encourage everyone to speak and share their opinion, so team has to carefully manage recording time.

    9. Q : Who judges the competition?
      A : R V Connex committee who have experience in system design, system integration and system maintenance will be the judges in this competition.

    10. Q : Can teams use another proposal template?
      A : Teams are welcome to use another proposal template. However, team need to make sure that it covers all topics from provided template.

    11. Q : Do we need to create a prototype?
      A : Teams are required to submit a technical proposal. A prototype or any material to represent their conceptual design e.g. CAD model, flow chart, etc. will be advantage.

    12. Q : Which online portal will be used for presentation?
      A : We will use Skype as a channel for online pitching.

    13. Q : Does every team member has to speak in the presentation?
      A : No need to but we encourage everyone to speak and share their opinion.

    14. Q : What is the schedule for presentation?
      A : R V Connex will allow one day for each challenge theme. Presentation schedule will be confirmed soon. Please note that time will be a local Thailand time zone.

    15. Q : What if there is a technical error during presentation?
      A : We recommend team to prepare and check the internet connection ahead of the scheduled presentation time. Presentation script and other relevant material should be sent in order to be followed and avoid unclear communication caused from noise disturbance.

    16. Q : Should we include patent research into the proposal?
      A : Teams should present basic knowledge and understanding of existing patents and research on the selected challenge theme.

    17. Q : What should we include in the conceptual design?
      A : The team’s conceptual design should include justification, characteristics, configuration and function.

    18. Q : What should the research schedule include?
      A :
    - Teams should present a clear research schedule which includes detailed tasks and expected outcomes for specific periods.
    - Teams should clearly express proposed design manufacturing processes, which should cover hardware and/or software, suppliers, material and required facilities.
    - Gantt charts for project schedule is preferred.

    19. Q : What duration should the cost estimation cover?
      A : Teams should present cost estimation that cover the whole project period.

    20. Q : How should we justify our design?
      A : Teams should justify the proposed design by including experiments, numerical method or other methods and present their results in order to verify the design.

    21. Q : Do we need to discuss possible future applications of our design?
      A : Teams should cover the proposed design’s growth potential.

  • 1. Q : If it is a propeller engine, do we need to design our own propeller?
      A : No.

    2. Q : What will be the operation speed of the UAV?
      A : Cruise Speed around 55 knots.

    3. Q : Please provide a design verification example for an Unmanned Aircraft System Grade Engine?
      A : From your requirements and conceptual design, we would like to confirm the feasibility of working in the design verification which will be included :
    Testing Procedures : Outline the test procedures of your project that will assess the project performance. This should be correlated with the project specification described in the Introduction section. Describe the test procedures for individual project components and subsystems and the overall system.
    Tolerance Analysis : As part of your project, describe the engineering components, subsystems, or parameters that most affect the performance of the project. Discuss how you will later in the project verify this analysis in simulation and experimentation.

    4. Q : How in-depth do we need to go into our cost estimates?
      A : Cost estimation should be realistic enough to obtain the budget for prototyping.

    5. Q : What if we cannot meet all requirements for the mission?
      A : This is a challenge innovation project, “Unmanned Aircraft System Grade Engine Requirements" which is a high-level system requirement, you should analyze these requirements to meet the user's need and design the useful engine for UAV mission. So we consider the potential of conceptual design and the possibility to create an engine prototype.

  • 1. Q : Please provide a design verification example for a Wireless Communication System for Unmanned Aircraft System?
      A :
    - Functional Testing is the verification method mostly used depending on complexity and facility requirements. Functions in communication system can be verified and define specification once the confirmation prototype is completed such as Receiver Sensitivity, Frequency Range, Uplink and Downlink data rate, Bandwidth, Link latency, Data Encryption and etc.
    Moreover, non-function verification should be tested based on related standard (MIL-STD or RTCA) such as reliability test, EMI/EMC test and etc.

    - In case that functional testing method is not feasible as risk of product or cost of testing is prohibitive, Analysis method may be used in the design of product to verify the design such as analysis LOS (Line of Sight).

    2. Q : What if we cannot meet all requirements for the mission?
      A :
    - Requirement should be analyzed and may be revised if it is not related to main function or safety critical function.

    - If requirement related to safety and reliability of product, then root cause analysis needed to find problems.

    3. Q : How in-depth do we need to go into our cost estimates?
      A :
    - Requirement need to be clarified and define SOW (scope of work)

    - Define WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) or PBS (Product Breakdown Structure) to identify sub-system, components and all activities (set of tasks)

    - Resource planning, man-hours, time required on each activities and also NRE (Non-recurring engineering) cost for design and development process.

    - Other Expense cost such as service (test lab, calibration lab), facilities (special equipment, machine, location) should be considered

  • 1. Q : Please provide a design verification example for an Augmented Reality (AR) Training System?
      A : From your requirements and conceptual design, we would like to confirm the feasibility of working in the design verification which will be included :
    Testing Procedures : Outline the test procedures of your project that will assess the project performance. This should be correlated with the project specification described in the Introduction section. Describe the test procedures for individual project components and subsystems (e.g., model validation, sensor subsystem, etc.), and the overall system.
    Tolerance Analysis : As part of your project, describe the engineering components, subsystems, or parameters that most affect the performance of the project. Discuss how you will later in the project verify this analysis in simulation and experimentation.

    2. Q : What if we cannot meet all requirements for the mission?
      A : This is a challenge innovation project, “AR Training System Requirements" which is a high-level system requirement, you should analyze these requirements to meet the user's need and design the useful AR platform on the training activities. So we consider the potential of conceptual design and the possibility to build the AR system to be useful for training activities.

    3. Q : How in-depth do we need to go into our cost estimates?
      A : Assuming that costs are accurately determined and benefits to be gained and are sufficiently the project propose.

News & Tips

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Unmanned Aircraft System Grade Engine-Articles

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    Augmented Reality (AR) Training System-Articles

  • Richman, O. (2019, July 29). US Navy Using Magic Leap AR Technology to Improve Warfare Training. Retrieved from
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  • Comdata. (2019, July 18). Virtual training tool uses 'augmented reality' to aid techs, fleets. Retrieved from
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  • AR, S. (2013, August 28). Scope AR's Augmented Reality User Guided Training System. Retrieved from
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