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.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Non-Isocyanate Polymer Design and Coating Development

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2315
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ljiljana Maksimovic, PPG Industries, Inc.
SERDP Dec 2018

Exploratory Development of Energetic and Pyrotechnic Combustion Characterization Apparatus

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2612
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Decker, Desert Research Institute
SERDP May 2018

Methods for Characterizing Near-Field Emissions from Energetics and Pyrotechnics

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2611
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin McNesby, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2018

Novel Laser Diagnostic Approaches for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2610
Principal Investigator: Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
SERDP Feb 2018

Hybrid Ultra-Low VOC and Non-HAP Rain Erosion Coatings

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2603
Principal Investigator: Mr. Adam Goff, Luna Innovations Incorporated
SERDP Jan 2018

Optical Diagnostics for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2613
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claresta Dennis, NAWCWD-CL
SERDP Dec 2017

Demonstration of Novel Sampling Techniques for Measurement of Turbine Engine Volatile and Non-Volatile Particulate Matter (PM) Emissions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201317
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edwin Corporan, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
ESTCP Jun 2017

The Science of Emissions from Alternative Fuels

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2145
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Roquemore, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2017

Development of Demonstrably Predictive Models for Emissions from Alternative Fuels Based Aircraft Engines

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2151
Principal Investigator: Dr. Venkatramanan Raman, The University of Texas at Austin
SERDP Mar 2017

Military Tactical Aircraft Engine Noise Matching to Infrared Signatures

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2404
Principal Investigator: Dr. Phillip Cunio, Air Force Research Laboratory - Space Vehicles
SERDP Feb 2016

Improved Military Noise Monitoring System

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201117
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Nykaza, U.S. Army ERDC/CERL
ESTCP Jun 2015

Investigation of Community Attitudes Towards Military Blast Noise

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1546
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Nykaza, U.S. Army ERDC/CERL
SERDP Aug 2014

Optimizing Infrastructure for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200402
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Cook, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
ESTCP Jun 2014

Quantifying Sulfate, Organics, and Lubrication Oil in Particles Emitted from Military Aircraft Engines

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1625
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Miake-Lye, Aerodyne Research, Inc.
SERDP Oct 2012

Prediction Model for Impulsive Noise Impacts on Structures

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1398
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Plotkin, Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
SERDP Sep 2012

Development and Application of Novel Sampling Methodologies for Study of Volatile Particulate Matter in Military Aircraft Emissions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1627
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mengdawn Cheng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
SERDP Sep 2012

Validation of the Aerosol Beam-Focused Laser-Induced Plasma Spectrometer (ABF-LIPS) for Metal Emission Characterization

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200213
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nancy Ruiz, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
ESTCP Jun 2012

Predictive Chemical and Statistical Modeling of Particulate Matter Formation in Turbulent Combustion with Application to Aircraft Engines

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1574
Principal Investigator: Dr. Heinz Pitsch, Stanford University
SERDP Mar 2012

Combustion Science to Reduce Particulate Matter Emissions for Military Platforms

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1577
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Roquemore, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2012

Development of an EPA Interim Particulate Matter Test Method

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1538
Principal Investigator: Mr. Robert Howard, Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)
SERDP Dec 2011

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections

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

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4715.13:
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