The author reviews the main considerations in designing systems for measuring noise at airports, and describes a monitoring installation at Prague. It is noted that in deciding which noise rating index to use, due consideration must be given to the prime noise source in the area and the type of district. The rating index should also reflect the variation of the noise level with respect to time. Having decided on the parameters to be measured, consideration should be given to the duration of the measurement. If it is to be taken over a short period than a system could be constructed on a hybrid basis from standard instruments and placed in an all-weather enclosure. Whether it is a custom design or a hybrid system the one item which is common to both is the microphone and this represents one of the major problems. The protection of the microphone is difficult to achieve because by definition, it must be exposed to the atmosphere and if therefore vulnearable to various environmental effects. A typical hybrid environmental noise monitoring station for an airport application is described as is the error detection system.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, I
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 49-52
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airports International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM