Correlation of Helicopter Noise Levels with Physical and Performance Characteristics.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
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This report investigates the correlation between physical and performance characteristics of helicopters and the noise levels which they generate in various operational modes. The analysis is generally empirical although several theoretical functions described in the literature have been examined. The EPNL is the acoustical metric employed in this study. One, two, and tree-step multiple regression analyses are conducted for takeoff, approach, and level flyover operations. Plots are provided for the three best single variable regression models for each mode of flight. Author