A psychoacoustic approach to building knowledge about human response to noise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Torija Martinez, AJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5915-3736 and Clark, C 2021, 'A psychoacoustic approach to building knowledge about human response to noise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2) , p. 682.

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Abstract

We are on the cusp of a revolution in the aviation sector, driven by the significant progress on electric power and battery technologies, and autonomous systems. Several industry leaders and governmental agencies are currently investigating the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or ‘drones’ as commonly known, for an ever-growing number of applications from blue light services to parcel delivery and urban mobility. Undoubtedly the operation of UAVs will lead to noise exposure, which has the potential to become a significant public health issue. This paper first describes the main acoustic and operational characteristics of UAVs, as an unconventional noise source compared with conventional civil aircraft. Gaps in literature and regulation on noise metrics and acceptable noise levels are identified and discussed. State-of-the-art evidence on human response to aircraft noise and other environmental noise sources is reviewed and its application for UAVs discussed. A methodological framework is proposed for building psychoacoustic knowledge to inform systems and operations development for a minor noise impact on communities

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1660-4601
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Depositing User: Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 09:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59333

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