The status of sonic boom technology with emphasis on the recent research results is summarized. Included are definitions of the boom carpets, both primary and secondary, a discussion of existing experience with primary booms including the status of overpressure predictions and boom minimization methodology through airplane design, an indication of the boom waveforms and audibility, and a discussion of focus booms resulting from aircraft maneuvers as well as the effect of abnormal atmospheric conditions on these maneuver booms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 97th Technical Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cambridge, Mass., 12-16 June 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Maglieri, D J
    • Carlson, H W
    • Hubbard, H H
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-80113 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM