DATES & DEADLINES

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are temporarily placing the Application Process on hold.  Please be assured that the SAND 2020 Challenge is still taking place, and we are actively working on some exciting new enhancements to the website Unsecuredloans4u which we hope to be able to share with you soon.

Date/Deadline Deliverable
July 22, 2019 SAND Drone Challenge Marketing Launch at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
September 23, 2019 Application Window Opens on SAND2020 Website
September 30, 2019 Notice of Intent (NOI) Due by 11:59 PM EST on SAND Website
October 2019 Interface Day #1
The SAND Competition will hold a 2-hr WebEx where questions (written ahead of time to sand@nianet.org by no later than October 21, 2019 11:59 PM EST) and real time submissions will be addressed by the Event Team as well as Vehicle Safety and Safeguard Technology Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
November 2019 Interface Day #2
The SAND Competition will hold a 2-hr WebEx where questions (written ahead of time to sand@nianet.org by no later than November 13, 2019 11:59 PM EST) and real time submissions will be addressed by the Event Team as well as Vehicle Safety and Safeguard Technology Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
November 30, 2019 Application Submission Due by 11:59 PM EST
January 6, 2020 Down Selections Completed, Selected Applicants Notified
February 2020 Interface Day #3
The SAND Competition will hold a 2-hr WebEx where questions (written ahead of time to sand@nianet.org by no later than January 24, 2020 11:59 PM EST) and real time submissions will be addressed by the Event Team as well as Vehicle Safety and Safeguard Technology Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
March 1, 2020 Autonomous Operations Drone Video and .tlog Due by 11:59 PM EST
May 2020 Hampton, Virginia: SAND Teams and Drone Check-In, Preflight Inspections, and Set-Up
May 2020 SAND 2020 Challenge Competition Day