Aviation Photo #1034406 Northrop Grumman F-5E(SSBD) - NASA

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Was used to show that by modifying the shape of an aircraft, the shape and behavior of shock waves thus the intensity of a sonic boom can be significantly altered. This technology could eventually enable unrestricted supersonic flight over land. The Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) program is jointly sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector and NASA Langley Research Center.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Northrop Grumman F-5E(SSBD)
    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
    Titusville (/ Cocoa Beach) - Space Coast Regional (Space Center Executive / Tico)
    March 11, 2006
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