noise-testing tool

NASA’s Noise-Testing Tool Finds Applications Beyond Aircrafts

Airplane manufacturers running noise tests on new aircraft now have a much cheaper option than traditional wired microphone arrays. And it’s sensitive enough to help farmers with pest problems. The wireless microphone array that one company recently created with help from NASA can locate crop-threatening insects by listening for sounds they make in fields. And now, it’s making fast, affordable testing possible almost anywhere.