An Experimental Investigation of eVTOL Flight State Variance on Noise

Vitor T. Valente, Eric Greenwood, Eric N. Johnson

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Abstract

Experimental data collected for a custom multirotor aircraft are used to perform an analysis to relate the variability of noise levels measured on the ground to the state vector of the vehicle in hover. Data from a total of sixty-nine hover points are used to correlate the aircraft state to A-weighted Sound Pressure Levels measured at a microphone located directly underneath the aircraft. A spherical spreading normalization is applied to the data to allow data collected from different altitudes to be compared to one another. Noise levels are found to increase as vehicle attitude (orientation) and attitude rates diverge from the trim condition. The noise was found to be most sensitive to changes in yaw or yaw rate. Conversely, the noise was found to decrease as the commanded thrust of the vehicle increased. Additional analysis indicates that the mean A-weighted Sound Pressure Level increases when the variability of the vehicle flight condition is increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFORUM 2023 - Vertical Flight Society 79th Annual Forum and Technology Display
PublisherVertical Flight Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781713874799
StatePublished - 2023
Event79th Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum and Technology Display, FORUM 2023 - West Palm Beach, United States
Duration: May 16 2023May 18 2023

Publication series

NameFORUM 2023 - Vertical Flight Society 79th Annual Forum and Technology Display

Conference

Conference79th Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum and Technology Display, FORUM 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWest Palm Beach
Period5/16/235/18/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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