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

A Comprehensive Program for Measurement of Emissions From Military Aircraft

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1401
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mengdawn Cheng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
SERDP Nov 2009

A Field Program to Identify TRI Chemicals and Determine Emission Factors From DoD Munitions Activities

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1197
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Cowen, Battelle Memorial Institute
SERDP Jan 2006

A NIST Kinetic Data Base for PAH Reactions and Soot Particle Inception During Combustion

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1198
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wing Tsang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
SERDP Dec 2007

Advanced Acoustic Models for Military Aircraft Noise Propagation and Impact Assessment

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1304
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Plotkin, Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
SERDP Sep 2006

Advanced Mass Spectrometry for Atmospheric Monitoring

Project Information
Project ID: WP-192
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Ballenthin, AFRL/VSBP
SERDP Oct 1998

Airborne Weapons Noise Prediction Model

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1397
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher Hobbs, Wyle Laboratories
SERDP Nov 2008

An Alternative to EPA Method 9 - Field Validation of a Digital Recording and Analysis System for Opacity Compliance Measurements

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200119
Principal Investigator: Mr. Steve Rasmussen, Hill Air Force Base
ESTCP Feb 2005

Aromatic Radicals-Acetylene Particulate Matter Chemistry

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1575
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Brezinsky, University of Illinois at Chicago
SERDP Dec 2011

Assessing and Controlling Blast Noise Emission

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200006
Principal Investigator: Dr. Larry Pater, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Dec 2007

Characterization of Open Burning/Open Detonation Emissions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-247
SERDP Oct 1997

Characterization of Particulate Emission: Size Characterization and Chemical Speciation

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1106
Principal Investigator: Dr. Adel Sarofim, University of Utah
SERDP Oct 2003

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

Continuous Emissions Monitor for Hazardous Air Pollutant Metals

Project Information
Project ID: WP-199807
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Seltzer, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Div.
ESTCP Mar 2001

Controlling, Assessing, Managing, and Monitoring the Noise Impact from Weapons, Helicopters, and Aircraft on Training and Readiness

Project Information
Project ID: WP-523
SERDP Mar 1998

Demonstration of Diesel Engine Air Emissions Reduction Technologies

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200404
Principal Investigator: Mr. Bruce Holden, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Dec 2008

Demonstration of Low Emissions Trapped Vortex Combustor Technology

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200123
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ken Barlow, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
ESTCP Aug 2010

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

Detect and Identify Multiple Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) at Extended Distances

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1061
Principal Investigator: Dr. Antonio Ting, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 1997

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

Development and Implementation of Metrics for Identifying Military Impulse Noise

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1585
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Vipperman, University of Pittsburgh
SERDP Sep 2010

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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