Psychological Experiments on Sonic Booms Conducter at Edwards Air Force Base
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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A series of tests were conducted in June 1966 and October 1966 to January 1967 in which human subjects located indoors and outdoors, and special test structures were exposed to booms from F-104, F-106, B-58, SR-71, and XB-70 supersonic aircraft, and the noise from KC-136 and WC-135B subsonic aircraft. Physical measurements were made of the sonic boom signatures, subsonic aircraft noise, and the response of structures to the booms and noise. Psychological measurements were made of the subjective acceptability to several hundred subjects of the booms and subsonic aircraft noise. Details of the test plan and procedures, and the results of the data analyzed are presented.