“The Griffiss Institute has a mission to bring together the Air Force Research Laboratory, Industry and Academia to facilitate and grow the technology base. We are excited about enabling successful cooperative or joint activities under Innovare Advancement Center, a world-class collaborative facility."
— Col. Timothy J. Lawrence, Director of the AFRL Information Directorate
SkyDome, a premier instrumented Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) experimentation indoor/outdoor facility, supports the development and test of technologies for autonomous swarms, resilient swarm communications, advanced sensing, and to survive and operate in contested environments. Designed to accommodate year-round testing of UAS, the SkyDome facility is immediately adjacent to the space shared by the AFRL-RI, the Griffiss Institute, and SUNY in the Innovare Advancement Center complex, and includes: