COMMUNITY NOISE EXPOSURE RESULTING FROM AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. APPENDIX: NOISEMAP PROGRAM OPERATOR'S MANUAL

This report delineates the program operator changes consistent with the additional developments made on the computer program described in AMRL-TR-73-109 (AD-A004 821). The added capabilities and improved diagnostics that form NOISEMAP 3.2 are discussed. NOISEMAP 3.2 is used Air Force-wide to compute community noise exposure from aircraft flying and ground runup operations for preparing/assessing candidate Environmental Impact Statements and planning compatible land use in the vicinity of air installations. Improvements made to NOISEMAP include: (1) Optional outputs in terms of day-night average sound level, noise exposure forecast, and these measures with tone correction and ground runup penalty weightings; (2) Optional contour plotting on a line printer when sophisticated contour plotting software and hardware are not available; (3) Optional capability to perform the noise exposure computations over limited areas rather than the entire airbase vicinity; (4) Computation of the area contained within specified noise exposure contours; (5) Variable grid spacing of the computations to provide sufficient data points in high gradient noise exposure regions; and (6) Plotting of the aircraft altitude profiles to aid in checking the input operational data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appendix to report dated Jul 74, AD-785 360.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    21120 Vanowen Street
    Canoga Park, CA  USA  91303
  • Authors:
    • Reddingius, N H
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BBN-2946 Final Rpt., AMRL-TR-73-108-App
  • Contract Numbers: F33615-75-C-5044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM