Noise Monitoring - Aerospace & Air Transport - Airports
Airport noise monitoring often requires a combination of short term measurements to gather information along with long term measurements to maintain compliance with agreed noise levels. Cirrus Environmental has a range of noise measurement instruments that have been purpose designed for these tasks along with the NoiseHub software package.
In most applications, the object of an Airport Noise Monitoring System is to monitor and ultimately, manage and control the noise levels generated by aircraft movements in and around the airport.
The final output of information from the Noise Monitoring System is the most important capability, and often determines the usefulness of the entire system. If the information gathered cannot be accessed and easily understood, even the most comprehensive system has little practical use.
The aim of a Cirrus Environmental airport noise monitoring system is to provide cost effective solutions to the requirement for the measurement and monitoring of noise in and around airports. The systems are designed to provide accurate, concise information to the operator without overwhelming the user with unnecessary complexity.
A Noise Monitoring System is built from individual “modules”. This allows a system to be created with just one Noise Monitor and a simple software program, or expanded to add additional reporting, analysis and data access capabilities with the addition of the specific components.
Many smaller airports simply require the measurement of the overall noise climate, or the environmental impact of the airport, along with the noise levels produced by individual aircraft movements. This can be performed by a suitable number of Noise Monitoring Terminals and the NoiseHub software package.
The version of NoiseHub can be chosen to suit the particular application, the number of noise monitors required, and the level of auotmation required. This program provides an interface to the Noise Monitoring Terminals, allowing the instruments to be configured, and the measured information to be download. Once the information has been downloaded, reports are generated by the integrated database. Weather measurement data can also be incorporated into the system and this is often carried out by a set of sensors that are attached to one or more noise monitors.