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Weapon noise exposure of the soldier and its measurement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20330621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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On the battlefield a soldier is continuously exposed to various types of noise. Much of this exposure is noise generated by his own weapon or by weapons of close by troops. The exposure levels are between 160-dB peak for small arms and 190-dB peak at the soldier's ear for some antitank weapons, with A-durations from 0.3 ms (small caliber) to 4 ms for large caliber weapons (e.g., Howitzers). As these parameters feed into the damage risk criteria which are in use by the armed forces of different countries, it is important that the recorded pressure time histories are as precise as possible. The paper will present the acoustic levels to which a soldier may be exposed by different types of weapon and under different circumstances. It also will present measurement techniques to use for reliable results.
Authors:
Karl Buck; Pascal Hamery
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1878     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
ISL Group APC, 5 r. du Gal. Cassagnou, 68301 Saint-Louis, France, karl.buck@isl.eu.
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