Sonic Boom and Subsonic Aircraft Noise Outdoor Simulation Design Study

The objective of this project was to determine if it is possible to construct a simulation device that can generate sonic boom noise and subsonic aircraft noise for an individual house, or a part of a house. Such a device would be very useful for the subjective testing of individuals to determine their annoyance thresholds to sonic boom and aviation noise. It was shown that such a simulator likely can be constructed to meet every design goal, but it will not be inexpensive. It was shown that one particular technology for low frequency sound generation, the rotary subwoofer, will not meet several requirements needed for such a simulator. It is recommended that a low-cost, small scale simulator be constructed using electrodynamic loudspeaker components, specially constructed for the purpose. This small scale simulator could be used to assess whether the system components can meet the strict volume velocity and impulse response requirements, and thus provide an experimental basis for the construction of a more expensive, full scale simulator.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 46p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01873338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PARTNER-COE-2010-002, PARTNER Project 24
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2023 5:53PM