Accession Number : ADD015696

Title :   Specification of Attorney Docket 69,624.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 9 Sep 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hansen, Robert J ; Hendricks, Eric W

Report Date : 09 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The reduction of low-frequency sound in pipes and piping systems is a problem of great practical importance. one approach to addressing this problem in air-filled pipes, which has received considerable attention, is the use of active noise control,, or 'antisound.' An acoustic signal is generated by one or more sound sources placed in the system that destructively interferes with the unwanted noise field. State-of -the art microprocessors can be used as digital, adaptive filters to synthesize the appropriate cancellation signal or signals by sampling the sound field in the duct. Experiments conducted to date in air-filled pipes and ducts have shown the utility of active control for reducing noise consisting of pure tones, bandwidth-limited white noise, and transient pulses.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PIPES, *PIPING SYSTEMS, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, ACOUSTICS, ADAPTIVE FILTERS, ADDRESSING, APPROACH, ATTENTION, ATTORNEYS, BANDWIDTH, CANCELLATION, CONTROL, DUCTS, FILTERS, FREQUENCY, LOW FREQUENCY, MICROPROCESSORS, NOISE, PULSES, REDUCTION, SAMPLING, SIGNALS, SOUND, SPECIFICATIONS, STATE OF THE ART, TRANSIENTS, WHITE NOISE

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE