Led by FG Wilson Engineering Ltd, ‘DRONE’ (Design Tool for Cost Effective Reduction of Noise from Enclosed Generator sets) is focused on developing a multidisciplinary 'design tool' that encompasses the state-of-the-art knowledge in noise source identification and transmission from enclosed generator sets, for more competitive environmental noise performance.
The programme, which started mid May 2008, incorporates 8 partners (including 3 SME’s) from UK industry. Funding is from the Technology Strategy Board, (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
With ever increasing global competition, methods for synthetically modelling new products are essential to both reduce lead-time, product cost and remain within noise legislative targets. This programme acts to ensure that the developed technologies are validated for exploitation in the near to medium term, whilst building a platform for future technological advances.