Great Plains Acoustic Test Facility

The proposed effort would establish a research and financial partnership, funding plan and the technical and preliminary architectural specifications for an acoustic test facility to serve the research and test needs of the Aerospace industry, and, possibly, the Architectural industries in the Great Plains region. The facility would also provide a state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratory for the University of Kansas. The primary Aerospace industries in Wichita—Spirit AeroSystems, Hawker-Beechcraft and Cessna—have expressed strong interest in such a facility to support aircraft interior noise reduction—which is the PI’s primary research interest. At least one building acoustics firm in the Kansas City area has also expressed interest. Such business partners would want to use the facility both to conduct research and to measure the performance of various noise treatments on their products. University researchers would use the facility to conduct research, while students would have access to industrial strength learning experiences. The proposed facility would, notably, help add value to aircraft products designed and produced in Kansas.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Coffeen, Robert

      Ewing, Mark

    • Start Date: 20071000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16738

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460026
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM