An Army Blast Noise Warning and Monitoring System.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Testing and training noise is a major adverse environmental factor at Army installations. The purpose of this study was to develop the noise warning and monitoring system NWS and to test its use, installation, operation, and maintenance in typical Army environments. THe purpose of the noise warning and monitoring system is to alert the range control office when operational blast noise levels in a community exceed those established by the range control office and to monitor the overall blast noise produced by the installation. THe warning system gives the installation a tool by which it can better manage its day-to-day operations. The warning system consists of microphone and a smart controller located in an area subject to noise problems. The microphone and controller will detect and record the noise levels. This information can be accessed by personnel at the range office via the telephone alternatively, the controller can be programmed from range control via the telephone to send range control a warning whenever a predetermined noise level has been reached. Keywords Noise warning Monitoring system Facilities technology Application test Noise Sound Monitoring Blast.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods