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NOISENET: A Noise Monitoring and Noise Data Management System for Airbases.

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Final rept. Mar 93-Apr 96,

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This report documents the functional specifications and operational procedures for the NOISENET noise data management system. NOISENET consists of a network of semi-permanent noise monitors linked by a central desktop computer running interactive control software written for the Microsoft Windows software environment. The NOISENET system software is responsible for coordinating the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis and reporting of noise data, noise complaint data, weather data, aircraft operations data and geographic and demographic data. The NOISENET system is to be utilized as a tool for assessing aircraft noise impacts, primarily in communities around airbases. The NOISENET system, enables airbase planners to collect and maintain organized records of airbase flight operations, noise data, and noise complaint data and can serve as an assessment tool for evaluating noise impacts on communities and the relative effectiveness of noise abatement efforts. Consequently, NOISENET can serve as a powerful public relations tool for use in public forums, complaint resolution and legal defense. Additionally, NOISENET functions as a management system for noise and operations data collection and analysis in support of the Air Installation Compatible Use Zoning AICUZ process for establishing noise contours around airbases and establishing recommendations for land usage. NOISENET implements the NOISECHECK analysis methodology to validate or update airbase noise contours generated by the NOISEMAP noise modeling program on the basis on measured noise levels.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Acoustics
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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