Accession Number:

ADA455155

Title:

Technical Evaluation Report

Descriptive Note:

Technical evaluation rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This Symposium was organized to consider the challenges and opportunities offered by new audio technologies, such as active noise reduction systems and new designs for spatial audio displays. The participants included experts in human factors engineering, acoustics, speech and hearing science, audiology, military and occupational health safety, and end users of the various devices for hearing protection and audio information portrayal. Thirty-two technical papers were scheduled, representing research and development efforts in eight nations. The Symposium convened in Amersfoort in the conference centre, De Eenhorn, from Monday, 11 April to Wednesday, 13 April 2005. Open to citizens from NATO member states and NATO Partnership for Peace PfP states, it was capably hosted by participants from the nearby TNO Human Factors Institute, Soesterberg. Dr. Bernd de Graaf TNO and Ms. Marjolein Klootwijk TNO coordinated the local arrangements. Dr. Adelbert Bronkhorst TNO and Dr. Douglas Brungart US Air Force Research Laboratory chaired the 9- member Program Committee, assisted by Ms. Danielle Pelat RTA, Paris. The opening session featured a welcoming address by the Mayor of Amersfoort, Mrs. Albertine van Vliet-Kuipers. Three keynote speakers, Dr. A. Dancer France, Dr. R. Price USA, and Cdr. F. Bigot France contributed additional context for the technical papers. The Human Factors Medicine HFM Panel coordinates an array of research and development efforts beyond the scope of this Symposium, including topics such as training, selection, health, safety, and survival of military personnel. It is one of seven Panels organized under the NATO Research Technology Board RTB. RTB is a component of the cooperative research and information exchange undertaken by NATO s Research and Technology Organization RTO.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Acoustics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE