Aircraft Planar Correction

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On a typical aircraft wing, a surface that rises from the top surface to help with laminar flow, and depending on the speed, it may eliminate or reduce the sonic boom by creating a secondary shock wave that would cancel out the primary shock wave before it reaches the ground. This would be on each wing top, and a computer would have to control this, so that the correction can keep up with changes in altitude and speed.

My thinking on this is that the secondary wave might be out of phase with the primary shock wave at altitude, and as the waves propagated towards Earth, they would intersect and cancel out. Kind of the same way an audio frequency can be canceled out by an identical wave out of phase. Though there may not be an electronic way to generate an out of phase shock wave, hopefully this would mechanically generate an out of phase wave.

At lower speeds (conventional jets and aircraft), there is no sonic boom, I'm hoping it would help airflow over the top of the wing, and if there is a drag created by the wing on the underside, this may help too. On supersonic and military jets, my hope is it would reduce the sonic boom, thus saving time flying over land, helping with stealth by reducing the boom, jets would only have to worry about enemy radar. And it may help their efficiency too.

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