Modeling atmospheric turbulence as a filter for sonic boom propagation

Lance L. Locey, Victor W. Sparrow

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Atmospheric turbulence is known to alter the pressure waveform created by supersonic flight. It is challenging to predict how a particular sonic boom waveform will be affected by a particular atmospheric realization without performing intense atmospheric modeling calculations. This paper attempts to approximate the effects of turbulence as a linear FIR filter. Such a filter is estimated from real sonic boom data measured on the ground and at altitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-503
Number of pages9
JournalNoise Control Engineering Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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