“…Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) will provide new air transportation options, but in order for these future-generation aircraft to share our skies, they must be quiet. NASA is working toward that goal, developing design tools manufacturers can use to reduce noise impacts.
In September 2021, NASA’s AAM National Campaign and Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology teams spent two weeks collecting data from developmental testing with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. After analyzing that data, initial results are now ready. The team will present the full paper at a technical conference this summer.
“We will use this data to help us understand the vehicle’s performance characteristics, the acoustics profiles, as well as information that will help us develop modeling scenarios,” said Shivanjli Sharma, acting lead for the AAM National Campaign. “Not just one or two flights per day, but at the scale that we predict these vehicles will begin flying when used by the public.”
NASA’s teams will conduct similar testing during the next AAM National Campaign acoustic flight tests with industry partner Wisk…”