Accession Number : ADA308802

Title :   Single Event Noise Model (SENM) Description and User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 93-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Cosby, Mark R.

PDF Url : ADA308802

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Public groups and some federal agencies are pressuring DoD to include single event noise and impulsive noise impact analyses in Environmental Impact Assessment Process (EIAP) documents. The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) office funded an effort to improve and evaluate a single event noise model (SENM) for aircraft noise. The validation of the SENM included noise from subsonic and supersonic aircraft activity. This model provided a defensible analytical approach to assess single event noise impacts generated by DoD operations and will aid in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The basis of the SENM is a noise program previously developed with Advanced Research Project Agency funding. The program was orginally developed for underwater acoustics and was recently converted to atmospheric acoustics. Development of this program directly supports the tri-service strategic plan for the compliance pillar of research and development objective of developing improved assessment tools related to environmental management. It assists DoD in producing defensible EIAP documents concerning noise generated in sensitive areas such as parks and wilderness areas. This report is a user's manual describing the SENM that was developed under this SERDP project

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *USER MANUALS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *IMPULSE NOISE, *JET AIRCRAFT NOISE, STRATEGY, VALIDATION, MODELS, TOOLS, SENSITIVITY, COSTS, CODING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, NOISE ANALYZERS, WILDERNESS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Acoustics
      Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE