Presentation Title

Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence (SonicBAT)

Faculty Mentor

Edward Haering, Larry Cliatt, Michael Butros

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:15 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

Location

C162

Session

Oral 1

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

The Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence (SonicBAT) effort aims to assist in the development and implementation of commercial supersonic flights. Numerous flight tests were conducted under various atmospheric conditions at Armstrong Flight Research Center and Kennedy Space Center. Using MATLAB, the data obtained during the flight tests were analyzed using various statistical methods in order to investigate the extent to which atmospheric turbulence affects sonic boom loudness, and to quantify the change in loudness due to different atmospheric conditions. Ultimately, quantifying the effects of different atmospheric conditions on sonic boom loudness will assist in allowing the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization to specify a maximum allowable loudness for supersonic commercial flight.

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Nov 17th, 8:15 AM Nov 17th, 8:30 AM

Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence (SonicBAT)

C162

The Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence (SonicBAT) effort aims to assist in the development and implementation of commercial supersonic flights. Numerous flight tests were conducted under various atmospheric conditions at Armstrong Flight Research Center and Kennedy Space Center. Using MATLAB, the data obtained during the flight tests were analyzed using various statistical methods in order to investigate the extent to which atmospheric turbulence affects sonic boom loudness, and to quantify the change in loudness due to different atmospheric conditions. Ultimately, quantifying the effects of different atmospheric conditions on sonic boom loudness will assist in allowing the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization to specify a maximum allowable loudness for supersonic commercial flight.