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Demonstration of Design and Flight Operation Methods for Reduced Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft Noise Impact

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Demonstration of Design and Flight Operation Methods for Reduced Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft Noise Impact
The Demonstration of Design and Flight Operation Methods for Reduced Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft Noise Impact challenge was created to overcome the growth in community helicopter noise complaints, NASA will combine improved flight operations, a high-fidelity rotor/vehicle design approach, and human factors research to provide a 50% reduction in the Sound Exposure Level (SEL) footprint area for commercial VTOL vehicles in common use. This goal is targeted at vehicles that are nominally from 4-20 passengers or 2400 to 24,000 pounds gross weight, but the methods may be applicable to other vehicle sizes. More »

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