Acoustics Bulletin May - June 2021 issue available to Members

Acoustics Bulletin May - June 2021 issue available to Members

Posted by
Alex Shaida
Thu, 13/05/2021 - 14:26

The May/June 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin will now be with members and it includes these articles:

  • We know what many of the landscapes on planets in our solar system look like, but decent quality data on how they sound is rare. Timothy Leighton’s article takes readers from the very tentative interest in recording genuine acoustic waves from planetary bodies in the 1960s, right through to NASA's Mars Perseverance rover that beamed back first sounds ever recorded on another planet earlier this year.
  • Are all meters equal? We subject a range of low-cost meters claiming to meet IEC 61672 to a periodic test to see how well they performed.
  • Philip Dunbavin and Sean Smith explain ISO TS 19488:2020  ̶  Acoustic classification of dwellings.
  • Colin Cobbing’s technical contribution in this issue explores if it is technically feasible and sustainable to avoid adverse effects on sleep in communities exposed to aircraft noise.
  • The Space Industry Act 2018 and regulations made under it are a critical part of the Government’s commercial spaceflight programme. The IOA responded to the Department of Transport Consultation in March and we publish the response in full in this issue.

Just a note about our technical articles. Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts. This is intended to highlight any discrepancies in the articles, or areas that may need clarification, which are then referred back to authors for amends.  

The deadline for the next issue (July/August 2021) issue is Wednesday 9 June 2021 at the latest please. If you have a technical article that you’d like to submit for consideration, please email the editor at nickyr [at] warnersgroup [dot] co [dot] uk

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