PERSONAL NOISE DOSIMETER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14948
Amount: $49,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Karta Technology Inc
1892 Grandstand, San Antonio, TX, 78238
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr John Schmalzel
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE AND COMPANION HUMAN RESPONSES ASSOCIATED WITH AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND FIRING RANGES IS PROPOSED. FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY THE PERSONAL NOISE DOSIMETER (PND) INCLUDE: (1) CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE WITH STORAGE OF ACOUSTIC TRANSIENTS EXCEEDING PRESET THRESHOLDS, (2) RECORDING OF SELECTED HUMAN RESPONSES; FOR EXAMPLE, MOTION, AND (3) RECORDING OF QUERY-RESPONSE DATA SESSIONS. FEATURES OF THE PND INCLUDE: (1) PORTABLE--CAN BE UNOBTRUSIVELY WORN, (2) LOW-POWER--CAN BE USED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS BEFORE DATA MUST BE TRANSFERRED, AND (3) SIMPLE--OPERATION OF PND UNITS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EXPERIMENTS IS EASY.

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