Accession Number:

AD1099043

Title:

Acoustic Measurement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL FORT RUCKER United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This report details the measurement of sound levels around a Shadow and a Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system UAS. Sound levels inside of Universal Ground Control Stations UGCS were also measured. The results indicate the Shadow UAS operator should be well protected using the David Clark H10 headset. The Gray Eagle operators did not wear hearing protection and it is recommended that they use some sort of hearing protection. The sound levels in the measured UGCSs were relatively low and the RACAL RA500011026 Raptor headsets that are currently being used will provide more than adequate hearing protection.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Acoustics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE