A measurement and analysis technique has been developed to determine the narrow band spectra and the radiation patterns of the sound emitted by a moving tire. The sound is measured by a semicircular array of stationary microphones as the tire passes by the array and is recorded on a multi-channel tape recorder. In the analysis procedure corrections are made for effects associated with a moving sound source, such as the non-stationarity of the signal due to the time-dependent transmission path and the Doppler frequency shifts. In this way the power spectra and the radiation pattern of the sound signal are determined as if the receiver were moving with the tire at a fixed distance. A relationship between the Doppler effect and the frequency resolution associated with the finite Fourier transform is presented. This relation is used as a basis for the Doppler correction procedure. /Author/TRRL/

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    Academic Press Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Chung, J Y
    • Wilken, I D
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00173350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM