Operation Heli-STAR - Effects of Buildings on Helicopter Noise
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA
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Operation Heli-STAR Helicopter Short-Haul Transportation and Aviation Research was established and operated in Atlanta, Georgia, during the period of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Heli-STAR had three major thrusts 1 the establishment and operation of a helicopter-based cargo transportation system, 2 the management of low-altitude air traffic in the airspace of an urban area, and 3 the collection and analysis of research and development data associated with items 1 and 2. Heli-STAR was a cooperative industrygovernment program that included parcel package shippers and couriers in the Atlanta area, the helicopter industry, aviation electronics manufacturers, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, and support contractors. Several detailed reports have been produced as a result of Operation Heli-STAR. These include 4 reports on acoustic measurements and associated analyses, and reports on the Heli-STAR tracking data including the data processing and retrieval system, the Heli- STAR cargo simulation, and the community response system. In addition, NASAs Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments AGATE program has produced a report describing the Atlanta Communications Experiment ACE which produced the avionics and ground equipment using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast ADS-B technology. This latter report is restricted to organizations belonging to NASAs AGATE industry consortium. A complete list of these reports is shown on the following page.