Phased Array Beamforming for Aeroacoustics

29 - 30 July 2013

Location: National Aerospace Institute, Hampton, VA
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This course will present physical, mathematical, and some practical aspects of acoustic testing with the present generation of arrays and processing methods. The students will understand the capabilities and limitations of the technique, along with practical details. They will learn to design and calibrate arrays and run beamforming software, including several algorithms and flow corrections. Advanced techniques in frequency-domain and time-domain beamforming will be presented. The important topics of electronics hardware and software for data acquisition and storage are outside the scope of the course, apart from a general discussion of requirements.

Key Topics
  • Gain an understanding of diagnostic techniques for measuring noise-source characteristics and how they may be applied to your projects.
  • Find out how advances in array technology can extend the capabilities of your existing facilities.
  • Learn how to apply these techniques for testing in a wide range of situations.
  • Become familiar with beamforming software.

Who Should Attend

Jet-noise and airframe systems researchers, automotive manufacturers, aircraft engine manufacturers, and professionals in other areas of industry where suppression of noise is important. Engineers and scientists working in aeroacoustics, aerodynamic measurement technology, aircraft design, array sensor systems, and air breathing propulsion will find this course extremely useful.