LABORATORY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES OF AIRCRAFT NOISE EFFECTS
The noise effects programs objective is to develop aircraft noise criteria and noise reduction methods for achieving greater community and passenger acceptance of air transportation systems. The approach consists of laboratory tests to subjectively evaluate the properties of aircraft-generated noise that are responsible for causing annoyance and field surveys to study the broader problems of community and passenger acceptability. The program is organized into two major thrusts: community acceptance and passenger acceptance. The community acceptance includes subjective response studies of single and multiple aircraft overflights as well as longer term community noise exposure. Emphasis is on the development of units and indices which accurately quantify annoyance. The passenger acceptance program includes studies to determine acceptably levels of interior noise and vibration for speech intelligibility and comfort of crew and passengers. Selected results from several recent studies are presented to indicate the nature, scope, and methods of the research program.
- Conf-Presented at the Intern. Congr. On Noise as a Public Health Probl. - Biol. And Behavioral Effects, Freiburg, West Ger., 25-29 Sep. 1978.
Langley Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, VA United States 23665
- Stephens, D G
- Powell, C A
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft noise; Annoyance; Certification; Communities; Health hazards; Laboratories; Noise; Noise control; Research projects; Sound level; Tolerance (Physiology)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Community reactions; Noise certification criteria
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Education and Training; Environment; Research;
- Accession Number: 00186578
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78776
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM