A hybrid and efficient low-noise assessment platform for urban aerial mobility (HELPU)

Xin Zhang, Siyang Zhong, Yi Fang, Peng Zhou, Hanbo Jiang, Haoyu Bian, Han Wu, Chuntai Zheng, Qichen Tan, Sinforiano Cantos, Huanxian Bu, Zhida Ma

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Urban aerial mobility (UAM) is a promising solution for future urban traffic. Environmental noise is a development constraint for the use of UAM aerial vehicles. This paper summarises the research activities on UAM, including experimental measurements, numerical simulations, and theoretical modelling, in the Aerodynamics and Acoustics & Noise Control Technology Centre (AANTC). Fundamental acoustics physics of the UAM noise including generation, scattering, outdoor propagation and perception are studied, aiming at developing low-noise UAM designs and quiet flight planning. Notably, the measurements in anechoic facilities and simulations on high-performance supercomputers can lead to a comprehensive database to facilitate and validate physics-oriented noise prediction models. The sound scattering, depending on fuselage configuration and propulsion system arrangement, is estimated using an efficient boundary element method. The noise radiation is efficiently projected to the far-field environment using an advanced Gaussian beam tracing method. A hexa-rotor UAM flying in an urban region is studied to demonstrate the key elements and capacities of the research platform, based on which UAM noise assessment and low-noise designs can be conducted efficiently. © INTER-NOISE 2021 .All right reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Acoustic noise
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Boundary element method
  • Gaussian beams
  • Propulsion
  • Sailing vessels
  • Supercomputers
  • Acoustic noise controls
  • Aerial vehicle
  • Environmental noise
  • Lower noise
  • Noise assessments
  • Noise control technology
  • Numerical simulation models
  • Research activities
  • Theoretical modeling
  • Urban traffic
  • Antennas


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