Aerospace Acoustics

Aerospace Acoustics


  • Develop advanced acoustic damping treatments
  • Develop active noise control approaches
  • Develop advanced sensing approaches


  • Next generation aircraft have more stringent limits on radiated noise
  • A high percentage of failures in launch vehicles is due to sonic excitation at launch

Recent Accomplishments

  • Acoustic meta materials have been tested and shown to have significantly increased sound absorption
  • Improved acoustic beamforming techniques for wind tunnels have been demonstrated
  • A piezoelectric line distributed strain sensor for piping systems has been developed and demonstrated


  • NASA- Langley Research Center
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Airbus

Participants / Collaborators

  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • Virginia Tech


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