NOISE AND PERFORMANCE CALIBRATION STUDY OF A MACH 2.2 SUPERSONIC CRUISE AIRCRAFT

The baseline configuration of a Mach 2.2 supersonic cruise concept employing a 1980 - 1985 technology level, dry turbojet, mechanically suppressed engine, was calibrated to identify differences in noise levels and performance as determined by the methodology and ground rules used. In addition, economic and noise information is provided consistent with a previous study based on an advanced technology Mach 2.7 configuration, reported separately. Results indicate that the difference between NASA and manufacturer performance methodology is small. Resizing the aircraft to NASA groundrules results in negligible changes in takeoff noise levels (less than 1 EPNdB) but approach noise is reduced by 5.3 EPNdB as a result of increasing approach speed. For the power setting chosen, engine oversizing resulted in no reduction in traded noise. In terms of summated noise level, a 6 EPNdB reduction is realized for a 5% increase in total operating costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    Advanced Research and Technical Office
    Langley Station, VA  United States  23365
  • Authors:
    • Mascitti, V R
    • Maglieri, D J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-80043
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1980 12:00AM