Gulfstream Aerospace is actively researching sonic boom mitigation techniques and studying the noise impact of sonic over-flights to people on the ground, having verified the ability of its patented Quiet Spike extendable nose probe to turn a “boom” into a muted “rumble.” Tests at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center included flights of an F-15B modified with the Quiet Spike, as well as supersonic over-flights by NASA F-18s of test subjects in a specially instrumented house in the Edwards ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Quiet Spike Turns ‘Boom’ to Rumble".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.