PERSONAL NOISE DOSIMETER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14948
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr John Schmalzel
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
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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