Accession Number:

ADA043858

Title:

Human Repsonse to Sonic Booms: A Research Program Plan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Nov 1969

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the available physiological, psychological, and sociological data concerning human response to sonic booms. The additional research that is required to develop criteria for certification of supersonic aircraft is described in conveniently workable units. Our recommendations include the relative priorities and the appropriate sequence of accomplishment of these units. The recommended research areas are physiology - sleep interference and stress-induced disease psychology - startle, judged annoyance, and task interference and sociology - attitudes, complaint behavior, group action, and possible effects of the boom on social structure.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE