Accession Number:

AD1103509

Title:

Guidelines for Characterization of Sounds Produced by Underwater Active Acoustic Technologies for Human Exposure

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,02 Oct 2017,03 Feb 2020

Corporate Author:

Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory Groton United States

Report Date:

2020-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This guide was developed as a reference for vendors andor manufacturers of active acoustic technologies e.g., UUV, Sonar, and Acoustic Modem systems to appropriately characterize the sound produced by their systems. These acoustic characterizations will be used by experts to provide guidance for the protection of divers. NSMRL created this guide at the request of NAVSEA, which intends to distribute the guide as a step in the technology approval process. With a standard measurement and characterization methodology, we hope to streamline the safety evaluation step in the technology approval process.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE