Accession Number : ADA116147

Title :   USAF Bioenvironmental Noise Data Handbook. Volume 161. A/M32A-86 Generator Set, Diesel Engine Driven.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Rau,Thomas H

PDF Url : ADA116147

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : The A/M32A-86 generator set is a diesel engine driven source of electrical power used for the starting of aircraft, and for ground maintenance. This report provides measured and extrapolated data defining the bioacoustic environments produced by this unit operating outdoors on a concrete apron at normal rated/loaded conditions. Near-field data are reported for 37 locations in a wide variety of physical and psychoacoustic measures: overall and band sound pressure levels, C-weighted and A-weighted sound levels, preferred speech interference level, perceived noise level, and limiting times for total daily exposure of personnel with and without standard Air Force ear protectors. Far-field data measured at 36 locations are normalized to standard meteorological conditions and extrapolated from 10 - 1600 meters to derive sets of equal-value contours for these same seven acoustic measures as functions of angle and distance from the source.

Descriptors :   *Handbooks, *Noise(Sound), *Diesel engines, *Bioacoustics, *Engine starters, Ground support equipment, Psychoacoustics, Sound pressure, Level(Quantity), Measurement, Speech, Interference, Exposure(Physiology), Motor generators, Aircraft engines, Ground crews, Position(Location), Tables(Data), Noise pollution, Aircraft maintenance, Far field, Near field

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE