Accession Number:

ADA091017

Title:

Correction Procedures for Aircraft Noise Data. Volume V. Propeller Aircraft Noise.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report examines three particular problem areas associated with the measurement of noise levels of propeller-driven small airplanes required to comply with FAR Part 36, Appendix F. These problems are directly related to effects of atmospheric conditions on 1 the performance capabilities of an airplane when tested at various barometric pressures and altitude densities 2 the noise signature generated at such conditions and 3 the propagation of sound from the airplane to the measuring station. The first two of these have been addressed by deriving potential correction procedures which could be applied to noise levels obtained by tests not in strict compliance with Appendix F. These corrections are based on aircraft operations conducted within a specific margin of power setting. The corresponding measured noise levels are subsequently corrected for variation of propeller tip speed, forward velocity and barometric pressure relative to predetermined reference conditions. The third effect, that of sound propagation, si examined by applying SAE ARP 866A to a typical propeller airplane noise spectrum and demonstrating the range of A-weight noise levels that would result within a range of ambient conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE