USAF Bioenvironmental Noise Data Handbook: Volume I. Organization, Content and Application
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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USAF aircraft, auxiliary equipment, ground power units and other aerospace systems oftentimes produce acoustic environments which are potentially hazardous, interfere with voice communication and task performance, or are annoying. Such environments can adversely affect flight crews, aircraft passengers, ground crews, other flight line personnel, and airbase communities. The Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory has prepared a multi-volume handbook 125 volumes which provides data describing typical acoustic environments produced by specific, major USAF systems. This particular volume Vol. 1 describes the general organization, scope, content and application of the entire multivolume handbook and covers equipment and procedures for data acquisition and analysis, physical acoustic and psychoacoustic measures of noise, AFR 161-35 noise exposure limits, ear protectors commonly used by USAF personnel, normalization and extrapolation of far-field noise data, and format and examples of handbook data. This volume also describes the handbook index, the distribution of the handbook, and contacts for additional information.
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