Aeroacoustic Test Heads

Given the aero-dynamic and acoustic testing requirements, we developed our own aero-acoustic heads for wind tunnel testing.  Our test heads have realistic characteristics, several life-like ear options, and simulated ear canals.

During 2019, we developed our second-generation test head.  It provides additional flow visualization capabilities.

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In addition, we have evaluated the performance of our aeroacoustic heads under variable road cycling conditions.

Ears Shape Variation

We obtained six skin-like silicon ear sets designed for medical training or binaural recording.  After wind tunnel evaluation, we selected three sets for use with our specialized test heads - with size and concha cavum variation.

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Acoustic Test Heads

Examples of commercially available acoustic heads.  They are primarily utilized for realistic binaural recording.

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Aerodynamic Test Heads

Examples of artificial heads used by several bicycling helmet manufacturers to test aerodynamics and ventilation.

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Multi-faceted testing helps us develop the most effective products.