Integrated Noise Model (INM) Version 7.0 User's Guide

The Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Environment and Energy, Noise Division (FAA, AEE-100) has developed Version 7.0 of the Integrated Noise Model (INM) with support from the ATAC Corporation and the Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The FAA Integrated Noise Model is widely used by the civilian aviation community for evaluating aircraft noise impacts in the vicinity of airports. The model is typically used in the U.S. for FAR Part 150 noise compatibility planning, FAR Part 161 approval of airport noise restrictions, and for environmental assessments and environmental impact statements under the current version of FAA Order 1050.1E. New features in INM 7.0 include: lateral attenuation calculations based on SAE-AIR-5662; flight path segmentation, flight procedure step types, bank angle calculations, and thrust reverser implementation based on ECAC Doc 29; helicopter modeling methods based on Version 2.2 of FAA’s Heliport Noise Model (HNM); an HNM study import function; a scenario annualization function allowing operations to be adjusted after performing a run; a multi-threaded run mode; fixed-spacing contour grid functionality; increased differentiation between different type of aircraft (civil, military, and helicopter); the ability to input location values in lat/long or X/Y; and many extended database fields. INM Version 7.0 software runs on PCs using a minimum hardware configuration of a Pentium III processor, Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP operating systems, 1.0-Gb RAM, mouse input device, hard disk drive, and CD-ROM drive.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    ATAC Corporation


    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • He, Bill
    • Dinges, Eric
    • Hemann, Justin
    • Rickel, Denise
    • Mirsky, Lena
    • Roof, Christopher
    • Boeker, Eric R
    • Gerbi, Paul J
    • Senzig, David
  • Publication Date: 2007-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 449p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AEE-07-04
  • Contract Numbers: DTFAAC-05-D-00075; Task Orders 4, 6
  • Created Date: May 28 2015 8:58AM