May 12th 2017 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CA – Applied Physical Sciences (APS) supports Risk Reduction for Future Community Testing with a Low-Boom Flight Demonstration Vehicle

Applied Physical Sciences is leading a team in supporting the Commercial Supersonic Technology Program for NASA.   Robert Hunte and Kelsey Huyghebaert recently supported sonic boom measurements at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The AFRC Community Response Test was conducted from 8-12 May 2017. The intent of this test was to evaluate methods planned for utilization during a community response test in the future; a risk reduction effort for the ultimate Community Response Test of the Quiet Super Sonic Transport (QueSST) aircraft. These tests were also designed to provide for Lessons Learned regarding the control and placement of the boom footprint from the Low Boom Dive Maneuver (LBDM) within the test control area containing the ground acoustic array and test subjects, communications, instrumentation.  The event overall was successful in that it provided valuable lessons learned and validated key data collection methods planned for the risk reduction Community Response Test scheduled for September 2018.

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