Noise Monitoring Titan III D Launch Vandenberg AFB, Calif
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB MCCLELLAN AFBCA
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During a Titan III D launch at Vandenberg AFB, sound pressure levels were recorded on tape as a function of time at four distances varying from 8,400 ft to 44,000 ft from the launch site. One-third octave band data were obtained from the recordings using real time analysis techniques. Some limited vibration acceleration data were also collected at the La Purisima Mission, a historical park located approximately eleven miles from the launch site. These data are discussed in relation to the environmental impact on communities surrounding Vandenberg AFB, and the damage potential of these launches to the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. The environmental impact of noise at distances of eight miles or greater was insignificant.
- Civil Engineering
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles