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RegUlation and norM for low sonic Boom LEvels

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.
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Coordinator

Airbus

Address

2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 585 087,50

Participants (17)

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AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 171 406,25

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 916 700

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 163 750

ZEUS GMBH, ZENTRUM FUR ANGEWANDTE PSYCHOLOGIE, UMWELT- UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 484 628,75

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 067 651,25

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 136 000

STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 300 300

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 657 450

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

Anotec Engineering, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

FEDERAL STATE UNITERY ENTERPRISE GROMOV FLIGHT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Russia

FEDEARL STATE UNITARY ENTREPRISE STATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CIVIL AVIATION

Russia

STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MOSCOW AVIATION INSTITUTE STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Russia

FEDERALNOE GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOE PREDPRIYATIE CENTRALNII INSTITUTAVIACIONOGO MOTOROSTROENIYA IMENI PI BARANOVA

Russia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769896

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 422 873,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 042 973,75

Coordinated by:

Airbus

France