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NASA conducts acoustic hover test with Moog SureFly

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility mission is working with private sector developers of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to study the levels of noise ​they make.

Moog SureFly is one of those partners and the agency reports that in summer 2022, “researchers from NASA’s Glenn Research Centre in Cleveland acquired noise data as the Moog SureFly vehicle hovered over an array of 28 ground-level microphones. Glenn researchers will analyse and share the data with Moog.”

A statement on the agency’s website reports “One focus area of noise research is developing design tools manufacturers can use to reduce noise impacts. The data gathered during this type of testing can be used to improve aircraft design and increase the likelihood of community acceptance where eVTOLs will take off, fly, and land in locations known as vertiports.

“The work is supported by the Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (RVLT) project of NASA’s Advanced Air Vehicles Program.”

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(Image:  NASA)

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