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Assessing Community Annoyance of Noise from Unmanned Aerial Systems


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs)/Drones are quickly becoming widely used in the U.S. As companies shipping goods begin to utilize them for the delivery of products, they will become even more prevalent in day-to-day life. For UASs departing from or arriving to airports, or in operation in the airport vicinity, it is likely that community noise response to these will present a new challenge for airports and UAS operators. As UASs have different noise profiles than aircraft, research is needed to develop a methodology for measuring and understanding community annoyance associated with UASs/drones.


The objective of this research is to develop a methodology for assessing community annoyance associated with noise from UASs/Drones and guidance to airports for responding to concerns about UAS/drones.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Communities, Annoyance, Aircraft noise, Airport noise, Unmanned aircraft systems, Drones,
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