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Aircraft weapons bay high frequency acoustic suppression apparatus

An aircraft weapons bay high frequency acoustic suppression apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an extendable spoiler retractably received within an aircraft weapons bay. An injector unit is received within the spoiler for injecting high frequency pulses of pressurized gas into the airstream. The injector unit includes a resonance tube in outlet fluid communication with an nozzle. The pulsating output of the resonance tube perturbs the flow of pressurized gas in the nozzle, effectively breaking it up into discrete slugs or pulses which then exit the nozzle and enter the airstream. The high frequency perturbation of the airflow across the weapons bay, created by the aircraft weapons bay high frequency acoustic suppression apparatus of the present invention effectively suppresses undesirable acoustic resonance within the open weapons bay.
Inventors: 

Michael J. Stanek

Patent Number: 
US6446904
Patent Issue Date: 
October 10, 2002
Region
Midwest
State: 
Ohio
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