noise mapping support Articles

  • Calibrated aerial photos ease noise mapping

    Calibrated Aerial Photos Ease Noise Modelling For smaller projects or where geographical vector data is missing, using aerial photos is an elegant solution for helping build environmental noise calculation models. With Predictor 7810’s new GeoReference function, aerial photos and map images can be easily calibrated according to your local coordinate system. The coordinate ...

  • UK Research Reveals Lima as Fastest Noise Mapping Package

    In June 2006, Hepworth Acoustics Limited presented two papers at Euronoise 2006 in Tampere, Finland (see www.bksv.com/4112.asp) on research carried out for the United Kingdom government into noise mapping calculation time. The research was carried out in support of Defra’s Noise Research Advisory Service (NRAS) contract and studied the effect of calculation efficiency ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Noise Moinitoring at Toronto Airport

    Running a Caring Business Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada's busiest airport. The number of passengers passing through its halls is expected to increase from 28 million in 2001 to around 50 million by the year 2020. The area surrounding the Airport has a population of over 4 million. This presents the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) with a major challenge to minimise ...

  • Clutching At Straws to Come Up With Noise Level Solution

    The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

    Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • Good looks Are not enough

    With its stringent exterior and interior noise testing programs, the FIAT Group gains competitive advantages in a market where customer satisfaction is the key to success. For its wind tunnel test programs, Brüel & Kjær is FIAT's preferred supplier covering the whole measurement chain – from microphones and accelerometers to the most advanced noisemapping solutions. The FIAT ...

  • Army National Guard Training Center Sustainment Initiative

    The 2002 Defense Authorization Act, requires a comprehensive assessment of unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents located at current and former defense sites. To support this requirement, the Army National Guard (ARNG) is conducting a assessment of the environmental vulnerabilities at its Training Centers. The goals of the assessment include providing ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Bridging the university-industry gap to design a silent aircraft

    Drawing from the expertise, knowledge and technology of an extensive network of partners, including the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Luton Airport, the Silent Aircraft Initiative has resulted in some truly innovative approaches to noise reduction. With a structured plat form that allows progressive improvements and stakeholder involvement, the total solution is ...

  • Experience and information content affect interior vehicle sound quality assessments

    Recent research has found it useful to distinguish between the form and meaning of sounds. To investigate the relevance of meaning, naïve students and professional drivers listened to four levels of meaning neutralisation and four levels of spectral slope of recorded truck sound. Self–assessment of emotional reactions showed that professional drivers did not vary much in activation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

    Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey infrastructure). Despite being essential for economic ...

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

  • Wastewater Mining and Reuse: Creating Benign Future Scenarios

    Wastewater mining: In addition to being perhaps the most uninviting combination of words, it sounds like a most unlikely idea. But for almost 30 years, Aqueonics, now headquartered in Greenville, SC, has pioneered such systems, starting in the ’80s, with its first wastewater mining project. For that project, Aqueonics provided an onsite or decentralized treatment system for a developer in ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

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