The purpose of this document is to make available to the non-specialist and non-scientist a review of the technical concepts underlying the work done in the field of sonic boom research. It contains a non-technical discussion of the acoustic mechanisms which are fundamental in sonic boom phenomena, using photographs of water wave analogues. Then the report discusses a variety of basic aspects including: generation, propagation, minimization, human response and social criteria, structural and wildlife response, threshold Mach number operations and simulation methods. The report sites many references and draws extensively on a recent review for investigators in the field of sonic boom prepared by L. J. Runyan and E. J. Kane.

  • Corporate Authors:

    H H Aerospace Design Company

    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Slutsky, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HHA-14 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-468
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM