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

Emission Reduction Planning Model

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Project ID: WP-175
SERDP Oct 1997

Advanced Mass Spectrometry for Atmospheric Monitoring

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

Characterization of Open Burning/Open Detonation Emissions

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Project ID: WP-247
SERDP Oct 1997

Measuring and Modeling for OB/OD Permitting

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Project ID: WP-251
SERDP Oct 1997

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

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Project ID: WP-523
SERDP Mar 1998

Development of Non-Thermal Plasma Reactor Technology for Control of Atmospheric Emissions

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Project ID: WP-1038
Principal Investigator: Dr. Louis Rosocha, Los Alamos National Laboratory
SERDP Oct 2000

Trapped Vortex Combustor for Gas Turbine Engines

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Project ID: WP-1042
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Roquemore, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2000

Steady-State/Nonsteady-State NOx Emission Control

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Project ID: WP-183
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Wander, AL/EQM (AFRL/MLQE)
SERDP Oct 1997

Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology

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Project ID: WP-1059
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Gann, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
SERDP Jun 2007

Development and Integration of Laser-Based Sensors for VOC/NOx and Metals Emissions Monitoring

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Project ID: WP-1060
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott Bisson, Sandia National Laboratories
SERDP Oct 2000

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

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

Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Reduction of NOx

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Project ID: WP-1077
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Wander, AL/EQM (AFRL/MLQE)
SERDP Jul 2001

Characterization of Particulate Emission: Size Characterization and Chemical Speciation

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

Development of a Catalyzed Ceramic Filter for Combined PM2.5 Removal and VOC and CO Oxidation

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Project ID: WP-1120
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Goldsmith, CeraMem Corporation
SERDP Jan 2001

Reduced Particulate Matter Emissions for Military Gas Turbine Engines Using Fuel Additives

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Project ID: WP-1179
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Roquemore, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP Aug 2006

Electrostatic Fuel Atomization for Gas Turbines Engines

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Project ID: WP-1184
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Guimond, U.S Navy NSWC
SERDP Jun 2006

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

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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

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

Novel Laser Ionization and Modeling for the Determination of Soot Mechanisms

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Project ID: WP-1241
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Anderson, US Army Research Laboratory
SERDP Oct 2001

The Development of Spatially-Based Emission Factors from Real-Time Measurements of Gaseous Pollutants Using Cermet Sensors

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Project ID: WP-1243
Principal Investigator: Dr. Laura Skubal, Argonne National Laboratory
SERDP Mar 2005

Temporal and Modal Characterization of DoD Source Air Toxic Emission Factors

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Project ID: WP-1247
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Gullett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
SERDP Apr 2010

Advanced Acoustic Models for Military Aircraft Noise Propagation and Impact Assessment

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

Measurements and Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Emissions from Engines Used by the U.S. Military

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Project ID: WP-1336
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Watson, Desert Research Institute
SERDP Oct 2008

Tailpipe Emissions Estimation for DoD Off-Road Sources

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Project ID: WP-1338
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Kemme, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
SERDP Mar 2006

Airborne Weapons Noise Prediction Model

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

Prediction Model for Impulsive Noise Impacts on Structures

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

A Comprehensive Program for Measurement of Emissions From Military Aircraft

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

Development of Emission Factors for Particulate Matter, Nitrogen Oxides, and Air Toxic Compounds from Military Aircraft

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Project ID: WP-1402
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Cowen, Battelle Memorial Institute
SERDP Oct 2010

Evaluation of Ground Vibrations Induced by Military Noise Sources

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Project ID: WP-1410
Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald Albert, USA ERDC_CRREL
SERDP Aug 2006

Impulse Noise Bearing and Amplitude Measurement and Analysis System (BAMAS)

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Project ID: WP-1427
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeffrey Allanach, Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
SERDP Mar 2010

Development of Metrics for Identifying Military Impulse Noise Sources (SEED Project)

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Project ID: WP-1436
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Vipperman, University of Pittsburgh
SERDP Mar 2006

Particulate Matter Testing and Quality Assurance Project Plan for High Performance Gas Turbine Engines

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Project ID: WP-1536
Principal Investigator: Mr. William Voorhees, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
SERDP Oct 2006

Development of an EPA Interim Particulate Matter Test Method

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

Investigation of Community Attitudes Towards Military Blast Noise

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

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

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

Aromatic Radicals-Acetylene Particulate Matter Chemistry

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

Effects of Soot Structure on Oxidation Kinetics

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Project ID: WP-1576
Principal Investigator: Dr. JoAnn Lighty, University of Utah
SERDP Jun 2011

Combustion Science to Reduce Particulate Matter Emissions for Military Platforms

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

Predicting the Effects of Fuel Composition and Flame Structure on Soot Generation in Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames

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Project ID: WP-1578
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher Shaddix, Sandia National Labs (SNL)
SERDP Mar 2011

Reduction of Advanced Military Aircraft Noise

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Project ID: WP-1583
Principal Investigator: Dr. Philip Morris, Penn State University
SERDP Dec 2011

Mechanical Chevrons and Fluidics for Advanced Military Aircraft Noise Reduction

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Project ID: WP-1584
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kazhikathra Kailasanath, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Mar 2011

Development and Implementation of Metrics for Identifying Military Impulse Noise

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

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

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

Measurement and Modeling of Volatile Particle Emissions from Military Aircraft

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Project ID: WP-1626
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University
SERDP Oct 2011

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

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

Extreme Light Diagnostics for Measuring Total Particulate Emissions

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Project ID: WP-1628
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Roquemore, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2009

Reduction of NOx Emissions from Marine Power Plants

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Project ID: WP-42
SERDP Oct 1998

Metal Perovskite Catalysts for NOx Reduction

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Project ID: WP-177
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Wander, AL/EQM (AFRL/MLQE)
SERDP Oct 1997

Feasibility of New Technology to Comprehensively Characterize Air Emissions

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Project ID: WP-1672
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byung Kim, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL
SERDP Sep 2010

Enhancement of Digital Methods for Determination of Opacity

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Project ID: WP-1465
Principal Investigator: Dr. JoAnn Lighty, University of Utah
SERDP Sep 2007

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

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

The Science of Emissions from Alternative Fuels

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

Non-Isocyanate Polymer Design and Coating Development

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

Military Tactical Aircraft Engine Noise Matching to Infrared Signatures

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Exploratory Development of Energetic and Pyrotechnic Combustion Characterization Apparatus

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

Impact of Shear Layer Swirl on Near- and Far-field Noise Emissions from Twin-Engine Military Aircraft

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Project ID: WP19-1288
Principal Investigator: Dr. Z.J. Wang, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
SERDP Jan 1970

Non-Ozone Depleting Mobile Heat Pump

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Project ID: WP-199706
Principal Investigator: Ms. Reza Salavani, AFRL, Air Base Technology Branch
ESTCP Jan 1999

Effect of Biodiesel on Diesel Engine Nitrogen Oxide and Other Regulated Emissions

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Project ID: WP-200308
Principal Investigator: Mr. Bruce Holden, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Jun 2006

Demonstration of Diesel Engine Air Emissions Reduction Technologies

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

Qualification of an Acceptable Alternative to Halon 1211 DoD Flightline Extinguishers

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Project ID: WP-200618
Principal Investigator: Mr. Howard Bowman, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
ESTCP Sep 2008

Continuous Emissions Monitor for Hazardous Air Pollutant Metals

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

Field Validation of Real-Time Airborne Lead Analyzer

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Project ID: WP-199905
Principal Investigator: Ms. Leslie Karr, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Jan 2002

Reduction of Diesel Engine Particulate Emissions Using a Self-Regenerating Soot Filter

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Project ID: WP-199906
Principal Investigator: Mr. Bruce Holden, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Oct 2003

Assessing and Controlling Blast Noise Emission

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

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

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

Reduction of Particulate Emissions from Turbine Engines Using the +100 Additive

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200121
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edwin Corporan, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
ESTCP Oct 2006

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

On-Board Oxygen Line Cleaning System for Use with DoD Weapons Systems

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Project ID: WP-199910
Principal Investigator: Ms. Mary Hayes, U.S. Air Force
ESTCP Sep 2006

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

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

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

In Situ Characterization of Point-of-Discharge Fine Particulate Emissions

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Project ID: WP-200420
Principal Investigator: Mr. Howard Beardsley, AEC/(Booz Allen Hamilton)
ESTCP May 2009

Improved Military Noise Monitoring System

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

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

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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