Current Challenge

Challenge: AirSpew: Build a drone-mountable, modular, info dissemination system (Announced on 1 June- Presentation on 7 September)

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Previous Challenges

Challenge: Jump the Dog – Canine Oxygen Mask for High Altitude High Opening (HAHO)

Design a system capable of providing 100% oxygen on demand for HAHO: 15,000-35,000 feet jumps.

First Place $6,000

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

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Second Place $4,000

Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers

Third Place $2,000

Tampa Technik

 

Data Science Hackathon – SOCOM sponsored the following three challenges:

Bounty Hunter: Somewhere off the coast of South Korea is a ship with hostages. You will have to predict where the ship is located based on the analysis of incomplete data (AIS, satellite imagery). But be careful – the weather might throw off your predictions or block the view of the satellite!

Master Maven: SOCOM is building an advanced, armored exoskeleton. Can you find out who is the worldwide leading expert in applying novel materials to personnel armor? Be prepared to argue your approach, your data, and ultimately your analysis.

Grey Pill: New communities are growing on the internet, but they are using decentralized architectures, peer-to-peer protocols, and cultural codes (emojis, meme gifs, etc) that make it harder to survey, map, and understand. Your challenge is to explore this new ecosystem and develop novel data science techniques to illuminate it.

 

Challenge: FogBreaker – Boat Pilot Augmented Reality

Design an AR environment to enhance situational awareness for offshore high speed boat drivers. These drivers need to access and see a lot of information while keeping their eyes on the waves, obstacles, other boats, buoys, known points, etc.

First Place $3,000

J&F Alliance Group Inc

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Second Place $2,000

Whiz-bang

Third Place $1,000

Tampa Deep Sea X-plorers

Challenge: DJI Phantom Exploits

Find as many vulnerabilities in the DJI Phantom (3 & 4) system as possible and produce exploits and delivery mechanisms.

First Place $3,000

Dunning-Kruger Experience

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Second Place $2,000

Drone Slayers

Third Place $1,000

Tampa Deep Sea X-plorers

Challenge: Boat Bow Bumper

This is primarily a mechanical engineering design challenge.
The goal will be to design a rapidly installed bow bumper for a particular type of boat that protects the boat, while affording safe ingress/egress of personnel and equipment.

First Place $3,000

Maritime Applied Physics Corp.

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Second Place $2,000

Baymar

Third Place $1,000

AM Express

Challenge: Biomimic Underwater Robot

Build a small underwater robot that looks like a marine organism.
The robot should- to the degree feasible- use natural-appearing propulsion mechanism.
The robot should be capable of traveling 200 meters without a recharge.

Third Place- N/A

First Place $3,000

Tampa Deep-Sea X-plorers

Second Place $2,000

Hack Tampa

Challenge: 21st Century “Jed Set”

Build a mobile-compliant map application. User must also be able to interact with the map when disconnected to support personal navigation. Map shows all Jed Box user locations when connected to a mesh network via the SDR. All data communications must use distributed, peer-to-peer technologies to the extent possible. Extend the moving maps app to display data received by a Software Defined Radio. Build a cell phone case that houses the SDR in the least obtrusive/obvious way possible.

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First Place $3,000

Team Jedi

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Second Place $2,000

Tampa Hack

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Third Place $1,000

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