Screenflex Clear Room Dividers Act as a Safety Barrier for NASA
Over the past several years, NASA has committed extensive amounts of resources to research the benefits of using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. They have worked with industry leaders to investigate viable uses for the unmanned system to provide relief services and materials to the needy, gather pertinent information for the military and to develop safety regulations for the drone industry. As a result, NASA drone flight simulations, both indoors and outdoors have garnered much attention from visitors to stay abreast on the leading drone research. Due to the extensive popularity in drone observations at NASA, the government has established strict safety regulations for drone activity at their facility. For their indoor drone facility, NASA needed to locate a barrier that met all their safety regulations but allowed spectators a clear view of the flying drones. Screenflex’s 3/16 inch crystal-clear OPTIX® clear room dividers were just the solution. Several clear room dividers ranging from three feet four inches long (one panel) to 10 feet long (three panels) were connected with multi-unit connectors to form one long continuous clear barrier between the spectators and the flying drones while allowing a clear view to the flight simulations. Because all Screenflex room dividers arrive fully-assembled, NASA was able to roll the dividers on their self-leveling casters wheels directly into their facility and open up their drone viewing room immediately. NASA quickly learned about the versatility of the clear room dividers and began looking for other ways to use their clear Screenflex room dividers, such as providing a safety barrier for additional experiments and presentations throughout their facility. As an added bonus wet-erase markers can be used on the clear panels for annotations during experiments or to display data for guests. For further information on Screenflex clear room dividers and additional products, contact a Screenflex sales representative at 800-553-0110 or at Screenflex.com.