University at Buffalo consultants first approached Gorilla Netting in early 2019. For over a year, the team at Gorilla Netting worked with consultants and representatives of SUNY, University at Buffalo (UB), to design, engineer, and install a large Netted Drone Enclosure system for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) testing and research.
The result is a massive 24,000-square-foot research facility, dubbed SOAR (Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research)—The nation’s third-largest outdoor, enclosure drone-testing facility.
The netted drone enclosure is 200 feet long by 120 feet wide and 86 feet high (200’L x 120’W x 86’H), slightly more than half an acre. Gorilla Netting designed and built the netting system using staged steel poles and a little over 79,000-square-feet of 4” treated knotted nylon netting. SOAR is located on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo, adjacent to Crofts Hall.
Gorilla Netting only uses the highest quality netting and provides a full coverage 5-year warranty on material, labor, and equipment for turnkey netting installations. This includes our netting repair and placement projects.
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