CETA faculty Dr. Eoin King and Dr. Paul Slaboch, published and presented a total of four papers at the recent INTER-NOISE conference in Chicago, IL, the annual conference organized by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering. The conference was held in conjunction with the Noise Control and Acoustics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The conference had over 600 papers with over 1000 attendees from all around the world.
King presented two papers. The first was titled ‘Emergency Vehicle Detection Using Acoustic Source Localization Techniques’ which described the development of a driver assistance platform to detect the presence of an emergency siren in the vicinity, and then alert the driver to the direction from which it is approaching. The paper was co-authored by undergraduate student, Jarrett Lagler ’18, and Dr. Akin Tatoglu, CETA’s Autonomous Mobile Robotics Research Group leader. King’s second paper was titled ‘Mapping Tranquility - A Case Study of the Central Park Soundscape, New York City’ which also featured students, Elizabeth Caltagirone ’17 and Ben Steers ’17, as co-authors. This work saw 14 students travel to NYC to assess the tranquility within Central Park, and results were used to develop two ‘tranquility trails’ within Central Park. This work was supported by a CETA Faculty/Student engagement grant.
Slaboch also presented two papers. The first, “Acoustic Performance of Additively Manufactured Reeds as an Absorber,” was co-authored by two mechanical engineering students, WeSaam Lepak ’17 and Michael Sterner ’17. This paper was supported by the NASA CT Space Grant Consortium as WeSaam received an undergraduate fellowship to conduct this research. This research will be continued this academic year with new students. The second paper, authored solely by Slaboch, was titled “Acoustic Analysis of STEX Inlet on Fan Noise Radiation” and was written after his NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship in the summer of 2017. The paper explored the acoustic radiation of a novel supersonic aircraft engine inlet and some of the unique challenges associated with acoustics in supersonic aircraft.