See The Boom


Using data generated by actual flight tests conducted at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and data collected from NASA noise laboratories, app developers should construct a visualization of low boom as it compares to normal sonic boom. Currently noise data is either illustrated with ‘contours’ around airport runways and surrounding areas or presented numerically in decibels. Can an app be developed that allows people to ‘see’ the difference between low boom and normal sonic boom over their geographical area? Such an app would help visual learners to grasp the difference more rapidly than traditional data displays.

Resources Used

IBM Bluemix NodeJS
John D. Anderson, Jr. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (5e) (Aerodynamic Reference Text)
SampleManager (WAV file analysis)

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