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Cabin Noise Effects on Passengers‘ Comfort, Communication and Cognitive Performance: Results of Two Aircraft Simulation Tests

Pennig, S. and Quehl, J. and Müller, U. and Rolny, V. (2011) Cabin Noise Effects on Passengers‘ Comfort, Communication and Cognitive Performance: Results of Two Aircraft Simulation Tests. 3rd International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies, 31. März - 1. April 2011, Aachen.

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Abstract

The effects of aircraft cabin noise on passengers’ comfort, communication and cognitive performance were investigated in two aircraft simulation tests in order to show optimization potentials for an improved passenger noise acceptance. During the experiments nine different noise patterns (3 noise levels ranging from 66 to 78 dB(A) combined with 3 different frequencies) were presented to a sample of 199 subjects. The first study was conducted in the acoustic laboratory at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne. The second study validated the results of the first experiment in the aircraft cabin simulator Do 728 at DLR Göttingen. Statistical analysis showed a significant impact of the noise level and the spectral composition of the sound determined by seat position (front, middle, rear in the aircraft cabin) on passengers’ comfort sensation and speech intelligibility of loudspeaker announcements. Cognitive performance, however, was not affected by aircraft cabin noise in both tests.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Cabin Noise Effects on Passengers‘ Comfort, Communication and Cognitive Performance: Results of Two Aircraft Simulation Tests
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Pennig, S.sibylle.pennig@dlr.de
Quehl, J.julia.quehl@dlr.de
Müller, U.uwe.mueller@dlr.de
Rolny, V.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2011
Status:Published
Keywords:aircraft cabin noise, passenger comfort, speech intelligibility, cognitive performance
Event Title:3rd International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies
Event Location:Aachen
Event Type:Other
Event Dates:31. März - 1. April 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Flight Physiology
Deposited By: Patrick Slupkowski
Deposited On:15 Dec 2011 14:23
Last Modified:15 Dec 2011 14:23

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