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RegUlation and norM for low sonic Boom LEvels

Objective

Nearly 15 years after the last commercial supersonic flight, the quick evolution of technology combined with the emergence of ambitious industrial projects indicate that a second era for environmentally friendly supersonic commercial flights is about to happen.

One of the main obstacles remaining on the path to sustainable supersonic commercial flight is the issue of noise, specifically the loud and sudden sonic boom felt by the populations overflown during the entire cruise. The high level of sonic boom produced by supersonic aircraft at the time led to a complete ban of civilian supersonic flights over land in the United States and several other countries.

Since then “low boom” technologies have emerged, opening the door to regulatory evolutions.

RUMBLE is dedicated to the production of the scientific evidence requested by national, European and international regulation authorities to determine the acceptable level of overland sonic booms and the appropriate ways to comply with it. RUMBLE will not aim at producing a low boom aircraft design but rather the quantified evidence needed to support new regulations.

To this end, RUMBLE will associate the leading organizations in supersonic aviation in Europe and Russia, combining scientific excellence, world-class research infrastructures and industrial leadership bearing the heritage from Concorde and Tu-144, with strong involvement in the regulatory bodies.

RUMBLE will develop and assess sonic boom prediction tools, study the human response to sonic boom and validate its findings using wind-tunnel experiments and actual flight tests. Extensive dissemination and regulatory activities will ensure that the European considerations are taken into account in the evolution of the international regulation affecting civilian supersonic flights. RUMBLE will also pave the way for a future low boom flying demonstrator.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIRBUS
Address
2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 585 087,50

Participants (17)

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 996,25
Address
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 916 700
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 163 750
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZEUS GMBH, ZENTRUM FUR ANGEWANDTE PSYCHOLOGIE, UMWELT- UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Sennbrink 46
58093 Hagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 484 628,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 067 651,25
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 136 000
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 300 300
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 657 450
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Anotec Engineering, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Calle Rector Jose Vida Soria 2 Portal 7 Planta 2 Puerta C
18613 Motril
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhukovsky Str 1
140180 Zhukovsky
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAL STATE UNITERY ENTERPRISE GROMOV FLIGHT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Garnaev Str 2
140182 Zhukovsky
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDEARL STATE UNITARY ENTREPRISE STATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CIVIL AVIATION
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
67(1), Mihalkovskaya
125438 Moscow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MOSCOW AVIATION INSTITUTE STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Volokolamskoe Shosse 4
125993 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERALNOE GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOE PREDPRIYATIE CENTRALNII INSTITUTAVIACIONOGO MOTOROSTROENIYA IMENI PI BARANOVA
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Aviamotornaya St 2
111116 Moskva
Activity type
Other
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 410
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)