SonicBAT Measures Booms Through Turbulence As it continues research to make supersonic flight quieter, NASA has completed tests to measure the effect of low-altitude turbulence on the propagation of sonic booms to the ground. The shockwave signature data collected will help develop tools to design low-boom supersonic aircraft. The SonicBAT (Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence) tests at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center involved a Boeing F/A-18 flying at Mach 1.38 and 32,000 ft. ...

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