ESTABLISHING CERTIFICATION/DESIGN CRITERIA FOR ADVANCED SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT UTILIZING ACCEPTANCE, INTERFERENCE, AND ANNOYANCE RESPONSE TO SIMULATED SONIC BOOMS BY PERSONS IN THEIR HOMES

Two main objectives of the study were: (1) To establish a threshold of acceptability for commercial aircraft sonic booms, (2) To investigate and develope the technology to provide simulation to any community noise problem. Seven Community Noise Simulation Systems were designed and fabricated, and simulated sonic booms were introduced, via these systems, into the homes of twelve subject families. Acceptance, interference, and annoyance response data were measured. Three boom levels and two frequency schedules were studied. It was concluded that for establishing a design/certification sonic boom threshold of acceptability for advanced supersonic transports, a level of 87 dB should be considered for indoor living with not more than fifteen daily boom exposures (no nighttime booms). It was also concluded that the simulation developed can be used to establish standards involving traffic noise, noise from airports, construction noise, and effects of industrial noise on surrounding communities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MAN-Acoustics and Noise, Incorporated

    2105 North 45th Street
    Seattle, WA  United States  98103

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Mabry, J E
    • Oncley, P B
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Man-1010 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-444
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM