Accession Number:

ADA170986

Title:

Exploratory Study of the Potential Effects of Exposure to Sonic Boom on Human Health. Volume 1. Sonic Boom Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 84-May 86,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

A study has been carried out to investigate possible human health effects caused by exposure of people to sonic boom. The subjects of the study were the residents of the State of Nevada. This state was selected for the study because supersonic military flight operations have been carried out in Nevada, primarily within the boundaries of the Tactical Fighter Weapons Center TFWC Range Complex near Las Vegas, longer than in any other area within the United States. This volume presents estimates of sonic boom environments in the State of Nevada during the period from 1969 to 1983. The estimates are based on an extensive analysis of historical records from Nellis Air Force Base of supersonic fighter aircraft operations within the TFWC Range Complex, and on available computerized records of supersonic operations of both fighter and SR-71 aircraft within all areas inside the State of Nevada. These latter computerized records are maintained in a Sonic Boom Inquiry Data Base by the Department of Defense, and are intended to include records of all military or DOD-contractor supersonic flight operations throughout the United States. While gaps in this data base may exist, the estimates of sonic boom environments in this report are considered sufficiently reliable to use in searching for a possible link to health effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE