The Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the research and development institute for aerospace in the Netherlands and has a well-known reputation on aircraft design and operations in the Netherlands and abroad. The environmental department of the NLR performs research related to aircraft noise, aircraft pollution and safety for areas around airports.
NLR utilizes the Virtual Community Noise Simulator (VCNS) to research noise annoyance of aircraft. For the generation of aircraft noise, either aircraft recordings or auralization techniques can be used. The advantage of auralization is that aircraft sound is artificially built up and allows for greater flexibility with respect to aircraft types, routes they are flying, and the conditions in which they are perceived (e.g. weather conditions). For this purpose, NLR worked together with NASA Langley research center to develop an auralization technique suited for the VCNS. Recently, NASA has developed a new auralization framework that can be used to generate aircraft sounds. Your task will be to evaluate this framework and to examine if it is suitable as input for the VCNS. A comparison with NLR’s current auralization technique, and potential integration of previous auralization research results into NASA’s framework shall also be part of the assignment.
The assignment will be jointly supervised by NLR in Amsterdam and also by TU Delft.
- Aerospace, Physics, or related university level education, final year.
- Interest in auralization techniques.
- Willing to work (partially) in Amsterdam during assignment and preferred start date of assignment: August-October 2017.
Roalt Aalmoes, Senior R&D Engineer, AOEP department, NLR.
Telephone: +31 88 511 3736, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Datum : 17/05/2017
Locatie : Amsterdam
Opleidingsniveau : University
Werkniveau : Master thesis
Achtergrond : Aerospace, Physics, or related university level education