Accession Number : ADP007533

Title :   Reduction of Propeller Noise by Active Noise Control,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Bschorr, O. ; Kubanke, D.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Active noise control, a method of cancelling noise by means of interference with a secondary anti-noise source, is now in full development. The first commercial application of this technique is in the case of active electronically controlled head sets. The next step will be the active noise cancellation in air ducts and in passenger cabins. The aim of this paper is to assess the possibilities of the anti-noise technique for reducing propeller noise. First, by a mathematical simulation the theoretical noise reduction on the ground was calculated and found to be promising for further investigations. In the case of the periodic engine and propeller noise, for example, with only a single anti-noise source the noise foot prints of the lower propeller harmonics can be reduced by up to 10 dB. In laboratory tests the theoretical values will be confirmed experimentally. For cancellation of the periodic noise one can use synchronous anti-noise generators. Compared with the engine and propeller noise the reduction of jet noise by the anti-noise technique is much more difficult. Therefore a sensor and controlling units are necessary because of the stochastic nature of jet noise. Since aircraft noise is a severe problem all methods are to be considered.

Descriptors :   *NOISE REDUCTION, *PROPELLER NOISE, *JET ENGINE NOISE, *AERIAL PROPELLERS, AIR, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT NOISE, CANCELLATION, CONTROL, DUCTS, ENGINES, GENERATORS, HARMONICS, HEAD(ANATOMY), INTERFERENCE, LABORATORIES, LABORATORY TESTS, NOISE, NOISE GENERATORS, PAPER, PASSENGERS, PROPELLERS, REDUCTION, SECONDARY, SIMULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, VALUE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GERMANY, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE