Accession Number : ADA191230

Title :   An Army Blast Noise Warning and Monitoring System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Schomer, Paul D. ; Averbuch, Aaron J. ; Lendrum, Lester M.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Testing and training noise is a major adverse environmental factor at Army installations. The purpose of this study was to develop the noise warning and monitoring system (NWS) and to test its use, installation, operation, and maintenance in typical Army environments. THe purpose of the noise warning and monitoring system is to alert the range control office when operational blast noise levels in a community exceed those established by the range control office and to monitor the overall blast noise produced by the installation. THe warning system gives the installation a tool by which it can better manage its day-to-day operations. The warning system consists of microphone and a smart controller located in an area subject to noise problems. The microphone and controller will detect and record the noise levels. This information can be accessed by personnel at the range office via the telephone; alternatively, the controller can be programmed from range control via the telephone to send range control a warning whenever a predetermined noise level has been reached. Keywords: Noise warning; Monitoring system; Facilities technology; Application test; Noise; Sound; Monitoring; Blast.

Descriptors :   *BLAST, *NOISE, *WARNING SYSTEMS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, ARMY, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, CONTROL, DAILY OCCURRENCE, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, LEVEL(QUANTITY), MICROPHONES, MONITORING, RANGE(DISTANCE), TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE