Accession Number:

ADA181052

Title:

Environmental Noise Assessment for Military Aircraft Training Routes. Volume 1. SAC (Strategic Air Command) Low-Level Routes.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Nov 86,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

A series of noise measurements was conducted underneath a low-altitude military training route utilized by SAC aircraft. The primary measurement system consisted of 17 automatic noise monitors deployed on a two-mile array across the route. These recorded A-weighted noise metrics and provided identification of the lateral position of each aircraft. Data were obtained for 48 aircraft over a 15-day period. It was found that maximum A-weighted sound levels and sound exposure levels for B-1 and B-52 aircraft agreed well with predictions from the Air Forces existing NOISEFILE data base. It was also found that the distribution of lateral position re centerline well described by a Gaussian distribution with a standard deviation of 0.5 mile. Analog recordings were made of selected overflights of B-1, B-52, and FB-111 aircraft. These provided definition of the temporal and spectral characteristics of these flight operations. Keywords Military aircraft operations Community noise exposure Bomber aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE