Accession Number:

ADA533043

Title:

Human Bioresponse to Low-Frequency Underwater Sound

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The ultimate goal of our research is to provide a physiologically and acoustically based prediction of human lung damage due to low-frequency underwater sound. The threshold curve will indicate the acoustic pressure at which damage may occur as a function of frequency. The results we produce will aid other members of the research team in determining whether the sound pressure levels produced or predicted using various sources in various situations are adequate to function as a nonlethal diver deterrent.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE