|The pond in front of the Campus III GKB I will be used for KKCTBN 2019 arena. (Photo: PR UMM)|
The Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education held the National Unmanned Fast Boat Contest (KKCTBN) 2019. University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) will be believed tobe the host of this annual prestigious competition. This activity planned to be held on 10-12 October 2019.
There are 2 places selected to be the race arena that represents and meet the standard requirements of the national race. Those were the pond in front of Joint Lecture Hall I of Campus III UMM in Tlogomas Street No. 246 and the UMM Sengkaling Recreational Park Pond, one of the legendary business unit of UMM in Sengkaling Street No. 194, Malang, East Java.
So far, the registered participants already collected the 1st stage evaluation documents. On 20 August, the 1st stage of KKCTBN 2019 evaluation was announced. The collection deadline of the 2nd stage evaluation material will be on 18th September. The 2nd stage evaluation results will be announced on 23 September. While the 11-12 September will be the free trial, technical meeting and the race.
“This KKCTBN contest rating will be done for each category with some criteria. Not just the fastest time, the maneuver on every obstacle on the circuits will be considered. There is also the best boat design award,” said Dr. Nur Subeki, ST., MT. as the Chief Executive of KKCTBN 2019 in UMM when interviewed on Friday (13/9) afternoon.
There are 3 contested categories. The first one is the Automatic Control Boat. In this category, the boat designed and assembled with automatic electronic software or color censor. The second category is Electric Fast Boat with Remote Control System. In this category, the boat will use battery as the source of propulsion with remote control support. The last category is Fueled Fast Boat with Remote Control.
“Every category of boat prototype contests have different missions and challenges. Generally, the ability to complete mission and challenges can be measured trough the speed and maneuverability. Those mission and challenges translated into a circuit that must be passed by every ship in every category,” said Subeki who is also the Vice Dean III Faculty of Engineering.
The required creativity in this contest is not only on ship design in terms of performance and maneuverability, but also includes the planning of the driving system, a reliable navigation system, other technical factors considerations (engine matching). Thus, creativity related to engineering disciplines in the contest will be involved.
As the host of the 2019 KKCTBN contest, UMM chooses “Ship Technology to Maintain National Sovereignty in the Revolutionary Era 4.0”. In addition, this contest is also intended to increase intellectual capacity through a student creativity test event, to increase independence and readiness in facing regional and global challenges. (joh)