Air International 2015-07
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Main: Technology
NASA's F-15B flying with a ‘Quiet Spike’, a multi-segmented, articulating spike designed to reduce and control a boom.
Back in 2003, NASA's F-15B test-bed flew in the shockwave of Northrop Grumman's modified F-5E as part of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project. A US Navy F-5E followed for baseline boom measurements.
One of the Schlieren images of a NASA F/A-18 generated during the Ground-to-Air Schlieren Photography System (GASPS) trial.
NASA F/A-18B 852 flew a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles to investigate the boom threshold.
A NASA F/A-18B taxies at Edwards for a flight as part of work to test caustic wave fronts.
Back in 2003, NASA's F-15B test-bed flew in the shockwave of Northrop Grumman's modified F-5E as part of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project. A US Navy F-5E followed for baseline boom measurements.