Implemented by       Capital Consulting Corporation    KSU at Salina           |       Supported by       NIST | PSCR

Implemented by Capital Consulting Corporation & Kansas State University – Salina, Supported by NIST & PSCR

Contest Overview and Contestant Expectations

The following information is provided to event contestants for the First Responder UAS Indoor Challenge (UAS 5.0). There will be 3 separate locations for contestants to use during the live event.

Check In and Safety Briefs

  • The contest begins on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Contestants must arrive at the Kansas State University Salina (KSUS) College Center Conference Room (CCCR) between 7:15-7:45 am CST to check in.
  • Upon check-in, contestant teams will be assigned a team number. The team number corresponds to the event schedule.
  • Contestants must attend a daily safety briefing from 8:00-8:30 am CST at KSUS CCCR. Safety Briefings will begin promptly at 8:00 am CST.
  • Contestants who do not check in and attend the safety brief may be unable to participate.
  • KSU CCCR will also serve as a lounge space throughout the event for contestants. Contestants may remain at this location or may leave as needed.
  • Contestants can sign up for practice time slots at KSUS CCCR.
  • Park in the B3 Lot on the KSUS Campus.
  • Wireless internet is available in the facility at no cost using the following login:
    • Account Name: KSU Guest – no password is required.

Kansas State University Salina College Center Conference Room
2310 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401

Kansas State University Salina College Center – Google Maps

Safety Checks, Static Checks, Practice Area and Testing

Safety Checks, Static Checks, Practice Area and Testing

  • Contestants can utilize Hangar 509 (H509) for safety checks, static checks, practice and testing.
  • H509 will have limited access.
  • Contestants must sign up for practice time slots at H509 in advance at KSUS CCCR and will check in at H509 upon arrival.
  • Contestants will be given time slots for the scheduled event in H509.
  • Contestants must ensure they are at the event location and ready to participate at least 15 minutes before their scheduled event starts.
  • Contestants who do not check in before start time may be unable to participate.
  • H509 has designated parking outside of the building.

Salina Airport Industrial Park, Hangar 509
2734 Arnold Ct, Salina, KS 67401

Hangar 509 – Google Maps

Indoor Simulated Mission
Indoor Simulated Mission

Indoor Simulated Mission

  • Contestants will be given time slots for the Indoor Simulated Mission.
  • Contestants who do not check in before start time may be unable to participate.
  • Contestants must ensure they are at the event location and ready to participate at least 15 minutes before their scheduled event starts.
  • Contestants will not go beyond the gate without permission or an escort.
  • Contestants will have a designated parking area near the Indoor Simulated Mission location.

Salina Airport Industrial Park, Building 939
1932 Scanlan Ave. Salina, KS 67401

Building 939 – Google Maps

Awards Banquet
Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet

  • Dinner will be hosted at 5:30 pm CST at the KSUS CCCR on Thursday, April 11, 2024. All competing teams and contestants should plan to attend.
  • Park in the B3 Lot on the KSUS Campus.

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus – Google Maps

Driving Times from Area Airports:

  • Salina, KS: about 10 minutes, limited daily flights
  • Manhattan, KS: about 1 hour
  • Wichita, KS: about 1.5 hours
  • Kansas City, MO: about 2 hours

Contestant Amenities

  • Contestants will have a designated lounge area to meet within the facility at Kansas State University Salina.
  • Cafeteria on site and many local restaurants available.

Replacement parts will not be readily available, and contestants should come prepared with some back-up parts should they anticipate needing them. Basic supplies can be obtained at a few stores, listed below, that are within a few minutes’ drive of the event location.

Menard’s, 805 Virgina Ct
Lowe’s, 3035 S 9th St
Walmart, 2900 S 9th St

Security of items cannot be guaranteed. Contestants are encouraged to monitor and securely store all items. NIST, Capitol Consulting Corporation, Kansas State University, and the Salina Airport Authority are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes or burning tobacco in any other form or device, as well as the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah or other water pipe devices and all other related devices, is prohibited on university property and in university owned vehicles.

Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

785-289-2541

During each day of the challenge, event staff will monitor voicemails to this line between 7 am and 7 pm.

Safety Plan

UAS 5.0 Live Event Safety Plan [PDF]

Facility and Contest Event Map

UAS 5.0 Live Facility Maps [PDF]

Event Overview for Judges and SMES

Contest Overview and Information for Judges and SMEs

The following information is provided to Judges and SMEs for the First Responder UAS Indoor Challenge (UAS 5.0).

  • The contest begins on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Judges and SMEs must arrive at the Kansas State University Salina (KSUS) College Center Conference Room (CCCR) between 7:15-7:45 am CST to check-in.
  • Judges and SMEs are required to attend a daily safety briefing from 8:00-8:30 am CST at KSUS CCCR. Safety Briefings will begin promptly at 8:00 am CST.
  • During observations, you may gather information for the best-in-class awards.
Safety Checks, Static Checks, Practice Area and Testing

Safety Checks, Static Checks, Practice Area and Testing

  • Contestants can utilize Hangar 509 (H509) for safety checks, static checks, practice, and testing.
  • H509 will have limited access.
  • Contestants must sign up for practice time slots at H509 in advance at KSUS CCCR and will check in at H509 upon arrival.
  • Contestants will be given time slots for the scheduled event in H509.
  • Contestants must ensure they are at the event location and ready to participate at least 15 minutes before their scheduled event starts.
  • Contestants who do not check in before start time may be unable to participate.
  • H509 has designated parking outside of the building.

Salina Airport Industrial Park, Hangar 509
2734 Arnold Ct, Salina, KS 67401

Hangar 509 – Google Maps

Indoor Simulated Mission
Indoor Simulated Mission

Indoor Simulated Mission

  • Contestants will be given time slots for the Indoor Simulated Mission.
  • Contestants who do not check in before start time may be unable to participate.
  • Contestants must ensure they are at the event location and ready to participate at least 15 minutes before their scheduled event starts.
  • Contestants will not go beyond the gate without permission or an escort.
  • Contestants will have a designated parking area near the Indoor Simulated Mission location.
  • Judges and SMEs may co-locate with contestants at the start point.
  • Judges and SMEs will have access to a live camera feed of the test course and the final map deliverable in a room adjacent to the Indoor Simulated Mission testing facility.

Salina Airport Industrial Park, Building 939
1932 Scanlan Ave. Salina, KS 67401

Building 939 – Google Maps

Awards Banquet
Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet

  • Dinner will be hosted at 5:30 pm CST at the KSUS CCCR on Thursday, April 11, 2024. All competing teams and contestants should plan to attend. Judges and SMEs are welcome.
  • Park in the B3 Lot on the KSUS Campus.

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus – Google Maps

Driving Times from Area Airports:

  • Salina, KS: about 10 minutes, limited daily flights
  • Manhattan, KS: about 1 hour
  • Wichita, KS: about 1.5 hours
  • Kansas City, MO: about 2 hours

Parking

Parking is allowed in lots as identified on the image below. No parking pass is required.

Judge and SME Amenities

Judges and SMEs will have a designated lounge area to meet and work in the facility. All judges and SMEs will be provided with the location of the break area upon arrival. Water, coffee, and light snacks will be provided. Contestants are not permitted in this break area.

Wireless internet is available in the facility at no cost using the following login:

Account Name: KSU Guest – no password is required.

Security of items cannot be guaranteed. Contestants are encouraged to monitor and securely store any and all items. NIST, Capital Consulting Corporation, Kansas State University, and the Salina Airport Authority are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or burning tobacco in any other form or device, as well as the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah or other water pipe devices, and all other related devices, is prohibited on university property and in university-owned vehicles.

Emergency Contact

785-289-2541

During each day of the challenge, event staff will monitor voicemails to this line between 7 am and 7 pm.

Safety Plan

UAS 5.0 Live Event Safety Plan [PDF]

Facility and Contest Event Map

UAS 5.0 Live Facility Maps [PDF]

Implemented by       Capital Consulting Corporation    KSU at Salina           |       Supported by       NIST | PSCR

Implemented by Capital Consulting Corporation & Kansas State University – Salina, Supported by NIST & PSCR