Accession Number:

ADA455122

Title:

Noise: A Limiting Factor for the Use of Modern Weapon Systems?

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INSTITUT FRANCO-ALLEMAND DE RECHERCHES SAINT-LOUIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Continuous andor impulse noises produced by modern weapon systems constitute a threat for the health of the soldier and impede his operational ability. Moreover, their levels often exceed the statutory exposure limits as well for the users unprotected and protected ears as for the nearby community. The noise of the modern weapon systems is a limiting factor for their use either because no present hearing protection is able to protect the ear or because unsuited regulation will make their use impossible.

Subject Categories:

  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE