Accession Number : ADA131112

Title :   Emergency Warning Systems. Part 2. Warning Systems - Evaluation Guidelines.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1982-1983,


Personal Author(s) : Tanczos,R C ; Kanen,A C

PDF Url : ADA131112

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This report is the result of research performed to establish guidelines for warning systems as they are used for natural disasters, nuclear power plant accidents, or nuclear attacks. The warning systems include both fixed and mobile sirens, tone alert radios, telephone systems, power line devices. Communications systems that control these warning systems are discussed. Test results of several warning systems are included along with a discussion of sound propagation, hearing, and other items that concern the effectiveness of warning systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Warning systems, *Emergencies, *Test and evaluation, *Operational effectiveness, Acoustic attenuation, Sound, Mobile, Communication and radio systems, Switching, Telephone systems, Disasters, Nuclear power plants, Accidents, Sound transmission, Hearing, Background noise, Crisis management, Nuclear warfare, Attack, Civil Defense

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE