Accession Number : AD0770185

Title :   An Evaluation of Psychoacoustic Procedures for Determining Human Response to Aircraft Noise. Volume I. Specifications for Four Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS INC NEW YORK

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Absence of good agreement among laboratory studies involving human response to aircraft noise led to the conclusion that the application of different psychoacoustic procedures could account for differing conclusions. Since there is a continuing requirement to develop an engineering calculation procedure which validly reflects response to flyover noise from future aircraft (STOL, VTOL, SST), a three-phase program was conceptualized. The document deals with Phase 1: Detailing of specifications and requirements for four psychoacoustic laboratory experiments plus the acquisition of tape recordings of noises that match the four experiments. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft noise, *Psychoacoustics, *Response, Human factors engineering, Test methods, Laboratory procedures, Tape recording, Specifications, Requirements

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE