Accession Number:

ADA334209

Title:

Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise: Report on Aviation Noise Research Conducted By U.S. Federal Agencies.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jun 93-Jul 94,

Corporate Author:

HARRIS MILLER MILLER AND HANSON INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise FICAN was formed in 1993 to provide forums for debate over needs for future aviation noise research and to encourage new development efforts in this area. All Federal agencies concerned with aviation noise are represented on the Committee, including the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This report introduces current and planned research topics in aviation noise. The work summarized here represents the individual or sometimes joint initiatives of member agencies. Fifty-nine projects on aviation noise were identified by FICAN members. Areas of study include investigation of new criteria for determining land use compatibility, examination of community reactions to aircraft noise, perception of aircraft noise and how it is affected by background noise, acoustic issues associated with rotary wing aircraft, noise effects on animals, development and improvement of computer models, noise reduction technologies, improved public information materials, and structural damage effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE