Accession Number : ADA114136

Title :   A Comparison of FAA Integrated Noise Model Flight Profiles with Profiles Observed at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA METREK DIV

Personal Author(s) : Flathers,George W , II

PDF Url : ADA114136

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration's Integrated Noise Model (INM) is a series of computer programs designed to estimate environmental noise levels in the vicinity of an airport. As part of MITRE's efforts to validate INM computations for the FAA, a comparison was made between arrival and departure profiles contained in the INM data base and those observed in actual operations at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. ARTS-III radar data were used to determine actual altitude and velocities of aircraft at various distances from the runway during arrival and departure operations. This report presents the results of the comparison.

Descriptors :   *Takeoff, *Aircraft landings, Transport aircraft, Profiles, Altitude, Velocity, Measurement, Statistical analysis, Comparison, Computerized simulation, Subsonic flight, Climbing, Approach, Aircraft noise, Mathematical models, Washington(State), Airports

Subject Categories : Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE