STATUS OF KNOWLEDGE OF SONIC BOOMS

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