Guidelines for Characterization of Sounds Produced by Underwater Active Acoustic Technologies for Human Exposure
Technical Report,02 Oct 2017,03 Feb 2020
Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory Groton United States
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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.