Advisor

Sescu, Adrian

Committee Member

Walker, Calvin

Committee Member

Janus, Mark

Date of Degree

12-1-2020

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Abstract

This thesis details the design and construction of an anechoic chamber for acoustic testing and measurements of large UAS propellers. Three propellers are considered, as they are common propeller designs used for large UAS today. The knowledge and practices involved with acoustic testing and measurements in anechoic chambers, as well as the results of noise studies related to large UAS, are not widely available due in large part to the limited availability and use of large UAS in the public domain. Using established principles related to fundamental acoustic theory and propeller noise, the aeroacoustic noise from large UAS propellers was measured to study and evaluate the reduction in total aerodynamic noise. This data and research provides the ability to evaluate propeller noise in relation to the overall detectability of large unmanned aircraft systems.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20849

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