Analytical Methods

Quiet Propeller Design

Stark/AMI was responsible for the complete design of an ultra-quiet general aviation propeller. The propeller was flight tested and found to produce much lower near-field or far-field noise than a conventional propeller.

  • Propeller designed by Stark/AMI for a proof-of-concept single engine light airplane
  • Objective was for automobile level of interior noise as well as low far field noise
  • Modern airfoil and blade design technology
  • Blades manufactured by Hartzell Propellers Inc.
  • Engine muffler and airframe also designed for low noise
  • Propulsion system and airframe proven in flight test to yield an exceptionally quiet airplane