This paper describes the experimental study of the noise generating characteristics of high-temperature, shock-containing jets emanating from conic-section, converging-diverging (C-D) nozzles. Conic C-D nozzles consist of two conic sections, one contracting and the other expanding, joined to form a supersonic nozzle with a very sharp radius of curvature at the nozzle throat. An experiment is conducted in which temporally resolved flow-field measurements are acquired simultaneously with near-field and far-field acoustics to allow investigation of the turbulence associated with noise generation. The MHz rate PIV system and its synchronization with acoustic measurements is described along with methods for data analysis. General acoustic results are presented to characterize the spectral content present, and preliminary results on the measured turbulence structures are discussed.

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