Noise and Emissions

Aircraft, helicopters, ground vehicles, and munitions used in military training and testing operations emit regulated air pollutants and produce noise. SERDP and ESTCP projects are working to improve understanding of these impacts, develop novel methods to measure and predict their occurrences, and assess and minimize impacts.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Aircraft Engine Noise Reduction Technology

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1125
Principal Investigator: Dr. Junhui Liu, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
SERDP May 2019

Solving Ambient Performance SeaSalt Obscurants

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1372
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joost Van Lingen, TNO Defence, Security & Safety
SERDP Jan 2019

Flow Control of Large-Scale Coherent Turbulence to Reduce Jet Noise

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1014
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Miller, University of Florida
SERDP Jan 2019

Validation of Fluorine-free AFFF against Military Specification Performance Criteria

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-5299
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satya Chauhan, Battelle Memorial Institute
ESTCP Jan 2019

Capabilities Assessment of Commercially Available PFAS-free Foams

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-5324
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jerry Back, Jensen Hughes, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2019

Screening Tests for Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-5332
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Lattimer, Virginia Tech
ESTCP Jan 2019

Noise Abatement in Afterburning Jet Engines Using Chevron Seals

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1118
Principal Investigator: Mr. Larry Branthoover, US Navy Naval Air Systems Command
SERDP Jan 2019

Cleaning Tool Test Device to Support Quantifying the Impact of Cleaning Tools on Wear of Biofouling Control Coating Systems and Copper and Zinc Release

Project Information
Project ID: WP18-1659
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Haslbeck, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
SERDP Mar 2018

Demonstration of High Shear Rotary Membrane System (HSRMS) for Shipboard Bilgewater Treatment

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201708
Principal Investigator: Ms. Danielle Paynter, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
ESTCP Jan 2017

Sustainable, Environmentally Green Polyurethanes for Erosion-Resistant Coatings

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2601
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Zarras, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division
SERDP Jan 2016

Proof of Concept Novel Low-Toxicity Obscurant

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2405
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joost Van Lingen, TNO Defence, Security & Safety
SERDP Jan 2014

Demonstration of a Polypropylene Packed Material for the Treatment of Solids in Shipboard Bilgewater

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201224
Principal Investigator: Mr. Momar Seck, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division
ESTCP Mar 2012

A Fluorine-free, 100% Bio-based Fire-fighting Material

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-5348
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hans Ewoldsen, Nu Element, Inc.

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4715.13:
DoD Noise Program

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