|Dr. Didin Wahidin MPd accompanied by UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan MPd saw the ship exhibition that will be contested. (Photo: UMM Public Relations)|
The National Unmanned Fast Boat Contest (KKCTBN) 2019 at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) opened today, Friday (11/10). The Director of Student Affairs of the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (Kemenristekdikti RI) Dr. Didin Wahidin MPd opened directly the annual event for the KKCTBN Rotating Cup.
"In the past, Indonesia has always been known as a maritime country with more than seventeen thousand five hundred islands that we have and are united by such a vast sea. Then, the ship becomes something that has strategic value for our country. Therefore, the KKCTBN 2019 also has a strategic position in the context of maintaining the sovereignty of the nation, both water and water surface, "Didin said during his speech.
Through this contest, Didin invited the participants to take meaning from each process of the race. First, the meaning to learn each other about shipping. "On this occasion, we also develop other fast ships, in the form of technology that will unite our greatness in the form of ships that can maintain the sovereignty of the nation," he said firmly on the lake of UMM.
The second meaning was character development. Among them was the characters to be ready to win and ready to lose. The third was how the participants build a sense of nationalism. The fourth was the implementation of the KKCTBN that was a joint effort to try to put Indonesia in the forefront of developing technology that should be carried out in the context of facing the 4.0 Industrial Revolution era.
UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan in his speech ordered that the prestigious title of White Campus UMM should be taken to mean that this event was a starting point in developing technology, especially in shipping. "Specifically to the participants, do not think this activity merely looking for number one, number two. Make this contest is as develop interest, "said Fauzan.
Reiterated Fauzan, KKCTBN was a strategic moment to develop the interests and talents that students have. "Who knows, now you are a student, seven or maybe ten years from now you will also be a leader in shipping. What is based on interest and talent, the speed will exceed the speed of the ship that will race," he said.
In this event which was participated by 30 institutions had 3 categories competed. First, Automatic Control Ships. In this category, ships were designed and built with automatic electronic software or colour sensors. Second, Electric Speed Boat with Remote Control System. This ship used a battery as a source of propulsion with the help of remote control. The last, Fast Boat Fuelled with Remote Control System.
"The assessment of the KKCTBN contest is conducted on each category with several criteria. Besides being determined based on the fastest time, consideration in the assessment is also in the form of ship manoeuvres in every obstacle on the track. There was also an award for the best ship design, "explained Dr. Nur Subeki ST MT, a UMM Faculty of Engineering lecturer as the Chair of the KKCTBN 2019 Executive at the White Campus UMM when reporting on the event.
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Each ship prototype contest category had different missions and challenges. In general, the ability to complete missions and challenges can be measured through speed and manoeuvrability. "The mission and challenges are translated into the track that must be passed by every ship in each category," said Subeki who was also currently serving as Vice Dean III of the Faculty of Engineering UMM.
The creative power of students in the KKCTBN 2019 did not only include good ship body design in terms of performance and manoeuvrability but also included the planning of the driving system, a reliable navigation system, by caring engine matching. Therefore, all the creativity of the participants in the contest would involve several interrelated engineering disciplines. (win)