Accession Number : ADA325564

Title :   Acquisition, Reduction, and Analysis of Acoustical Data: An Unclassified Summary of Acoustical Working Group Studies,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Bauer, Benjamin B.

PDF Url : ADA325564

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 273

Abstract : With the ending of American military involvement in the Indochina conflict it became appropriate to summarize the unclassified aspects of those investigations which might have a reference value to future scientific workers both in the civilian and military endeavors. The investigations of the Acoustical Working Group (AWG), a committee of knowledgeable persons from various civilian and Department of Defense agencies responsible for performing acoustical studies relevant to the Indochina conflict, clearly fall in this category. They embrace, in general, the study of sound propagation, a subject important to noise abatement, hearing protection, and other ecological and environmental concerns. Some of these studies (more than 50 formal reports were prepared in a period of five years) also are significant in a general academic sense and as such have been selected to appear in this volume. The topics covered are data acquisition, reduction, analysis, acoustical propagation, and the characteristics of sound sources.

Descriptors :   *NOISE REDUCTION, *NOISE(SOUND), SOUND TRANSMISSION, ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC DATA, EAR PROTECTORS, SOUND GENERATORS.

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE