Air Vehicle Sound Suppression Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAB07-03-C-L41
Agency Tracking Number: A022-0183
Amount: $69,378.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
780 Lakefield Road, Unit G, Westlake Village, CA, 91361
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Walker
 Vice President
 (805) 373-8533
Business Contact
 Alan Hersh
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 373-8533
Research Institution
Unmanned surveillance aircraft, particularly rotorcraft, radiate noise that significantly impacts their detection range. The Phase I research project will identify and quantify noise radiation and propagation factors that affect detection range, andsuggest strategies for improving this range. The primary focus of the research will toward determining the feasibility of applying active noise control technologies to reducing the detectability of unmanned rotorcraft, either by suppressing radiated noiseor by rendering the noise and its source direction less recognizable. A successful research result would make possible unmanned surveillance at closer range, improving the accuracy and reliability of information. It would also reduce the probability ofequipment loss in hostility situations. The technology could also be studied for migration to larger scale manned aircraft or even land vehicles.

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