UB builds outdoor drone testing facility

Published November 25, 2020


UAS Vision (short for Unmanned Aircraft Systems) reports on UB’s new 24,000-square-foot outdoor drone testing facility, believed to be the third largest in the nation.

Niagara Gazette and The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal reported that UB has constructed a 24,000 square-foot research complex to test drones and quotes Chase Murray, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering.

“Our plan is to leave the netting up year-round,” says  Murray.“This will enable us to conduct tests and improve the performance of UAVs in the often-harsh winter weather conditions that we encounter.”

The facility, called Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research (SOAR) is located on the North Campus.

Read the UAS Vision story here, and the Niagara Gazette and The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal stories here.