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Psychoacoustic Measures for Urban Air Mobility Noise in the Context of Ambient Sound

When: October 26, 2023  |  6PM – 8PM

Where:  ARUP
                560 Mission St, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: Free to SF Bay Area Regional ASA Chapter Members

Presenter: Durand R Begault
                     Human Systems Integration Division
                     NASA Ames

The noise component of future aircraft and operations from Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles is widely recognized as a challenge to community acceptance. NASA’s RVLT (Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology) program is currently supporting research in the area of human response and psychoacoustics in an effort to augment current metrics for traditional aircraft. This talk will review current work at NASA Ames’ Human Systems Integration Division to evaluate detection, annoyance, and acceptability of UAM sound, in the context of expected ambient sound conditions.

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