Québec AUV Challenge

What is the competition ?

Following two online competitions, SONIA decided to organize a small and friendly competition. The goal of it was to train the next generation of students and to test our progress since the beginning of the pandemic in a competitive environment.

We are happy to announce that the competition was a success. We had a wonderful time competing and watching the other teams’ progress in person (McGill and Trois-Rivières).

We would like to sincerely thank @ncsm_hmcs_donnacona for participating in the competition. Their help during the competition was extremely valuable and we hope to have the opportunity to repeat the experience with them again in the future.

A special thanks to the Aquadôme staff for hosting the competition over a weekend and many thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!


Our submarine is equipped with two cameras, a Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), four hydrophones and a Mechanical Imaging Sonar. These sensors enable the vehicle to hear, see and measure its speed, acceleration and underwater position. It can also accurately measure precise distance of objects ahead. In order to interact with its environment, the AUV is equipped with six thrusters, an active grabbing system and a torpedo launcher.


Québec AUV Challenge


Aquatic center Michel-Leduc (Aquadôme)


November 20 and 21, 2021