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Community Tools

Our Community Tools section includes: Guidance for Prospective Home Buyers, information about How an Aircraft Works, a listing of Frequently Asked Questions, a Link and Learn page for learners of all ages to find out more about aviation, noise, the environment and science, a Glossary of Terms, and Links to Airports.

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NoiseQuest Explorer Mapping Application

NoiseQuest has developed the NoiseQuest NQ Explorer is our map based interface to airport data and websites. Users can search for an airport, link to an airport noise management program and more.

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NASA gathers data in support of future quieter supersonic aircraft

NASA recently conducted test flights to better understand booms that would be generated by future quiet supersonic aircraft. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and Kennedy Space Center in Florida teamed along with Space Florida to conduct flight tests to gather data to support the development of quieter supersonic aircraft. In August 2017, the research team, Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence, or SonicBAT II, flew NASA F-18 jets at supersonic speeds while researchers on the ground measured the effects of low-altitude turbulence on sonic booms.

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Spotlight: NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

NASA has awarded a contract for the preliminary design of a "low boom" flight demonstration aircraft. NASA selected a team led by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to complete a preliminary design ...

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Noise and Community Affairs Committee within Florida Airports Council

Florida airports and stakeholders have created the Florida Airports Council (FAC)

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Port of Portland

Aviation activities at Portland International Airport and general aviation airports in Hillsboro and Troutdale play significant roles in helping fuel ...

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Waveforms and Sonic Boom Perception and Response (WSPR)

The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project, gathered data ...

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Noise Research

There are many research efforts being conducted on the effects of aviation noise. These efforts are investigating ways to reduce the effects of noise. This section includes just a few examples of the ongoing research.

A Pilot Study on Aircraft Noise and Sleep Disturbance

A Pilot Study on Aircraft Noise and Sleep Disturbance is being conducted by ASCENT researchers to understand the relationship between aircraft noise and sleep disturbance in the United States.

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Noise Emission and Propagation Modeling

The ASCENT sponsored Noise Emission and Propagation Modeling was designed to support the development of enhanced aircraft noise modeling tools.

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Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Operating Conditions Modeling

The ASCENT sponsored Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Operating Conditions Modeling uses models to develop noise abatement procedures for rotary-winged aircraft.

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Analytical Approach for Quantifying Noise from Advanced Operational Procedures

The ASCENT sponsored Analytical Approach for Quantifying Noise from Advanced Operational Procedures project was implemented to develop a method for improving the fidelity, accuracy, and utility of noise analysis techniques for the development and environmental review of advanced operational procedures.

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