GE’s Local Lab Plays Role in Effort to Revive Supersonic Travel

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Source: Times Union

General Electric Co.’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna will work with NASA seeking ways to reduce noise levels from supersonic aircraft during takeoffs and landings. GE has been awarded a two-year, $599,000 grant to fund the research, it announced Wednesday.

“As a manufacturer of jet engines, wind turbines, and other powerful machines, we’re always looking for new and better ways to make them run as quietly as possible,” said Kishore Ramakrishnan, principal investigator on the NASA program and member of the Aerodynamics and Acoustics Lab at GE Global Research.  “GE has developed extensive high fidelity simulation tools and design concepts for noise reduction in our commercial and military engines, and we now plan to leverage that technology to reduce propulsion noise for this application.

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