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usaf flight test investigation of focused sonic booms: project have bearsSupersonic operations from military aircraft generate sonic booms that can affect people, animals and structures. A substantial experimental data base exists on sonic booms for aircraft in steady flight and confidence in the predictive techniques has been established. All the focus sonic boom data that are in existence today were collected during the 60's and 70's as part of the information base to the US Supersonic Transport program and the French Jericho studies for the Concorde. These experiments formed the data base to develop sonic boom propagation and prediction theories for focusing. There is a renewed interest in high-speed transports for civilian application. Moreover, today's fighter aircraft have better performance capabilities, and supersonic flights ars more common during air combat maneuvers. Most of the existing data on focus booms are related to high-speed civil operations such as transitional linear accelerations and mild turns. However, military aircraft operating in training areas perform more drastic maneuvers such as dives and high-g turns. An update and confirmation of USAF prediction capabilities is required to demonstrate the ability to predict and control sonic boom impacts, especially those produced by air combat maneuvers.
Document ID
19960055062
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Downing, Micah
(Armstrong Lab. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United States)
Zamot, Noel
(Air Force Test Pilot School Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Moss, Chris
(Air Force Test Pilot School Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Morin, Daniel
(Air Force Test Pilot School Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Wolski, Ed
(Air Force Test Pilot School Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Chung, Sukhwan
(Air Force Test Pilot School Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Plotkin, Kenneth
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Arlington, VA United States)
Maglieri, Domenic
(Eagle Engineering, Inc. Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: The 1995 NASA High-Speed Research Program Sonic Boom Workshop
Volume: 1
Subject Category
Acoustics
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: Proj. Have Bears
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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