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Drone Acceptance and Noise Concerns - Some Findings

Eißfeldt, Hinnerk and Vogelpohl, Verena (2019) Drone Acceptance and Noise Concerns - Some Findings. In: Proceedings 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Wright State University. 20th international Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 07. - 10. May 2019, Dayton, OH, USA.

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Drone acceptance and noise concerns – some findings Drones – understood here as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in civil context - are becoming more and more present in public perception. Reaching from parcel delivery to wildlife protection, from precision farming to law enforcement, and from industrial inspection to digital fireworks, many applications are said to have market-changing potential, and nations and institutions around the world are trying to keep up with the dynamic development concerning rules and regulations. As a strong increase in the number and uses of drones is anticipated by all parties involved there is a rising interest concerning the acceptance of civil drones in the public. Widespread public acceptance can promote the successful dissemination of new technologies. But as shown with the planning of airport extensions for example lacking acceptance in the public can be a limit to aviation growth in general. Likewise, concerns of citizens about the use of drones in their daily environment could be potential barriers to the further proliferation of civil drones, especially in urban areas. The psychoacoustic properties of drones have repeatedly been discussed as being one such limiting factor. This paper reports findings of a study about the acceptance of civil drones in Germany. 832 respondents participated in a phone interview of about 20 minutes duration. This paper will describe factors of drone acceptance with a special reference to noise concerns as stated by about half of the study participants.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127712/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Drone Acceptance and Noise Concerns - Some Findings
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Eißfeldt, HinnerkHinnerk.Eissfeldt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470
Vogelpohl, VerenaVerena.Vogelpohl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 May 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Tsang, PamelaWright State University
Vidulich, MichaelAir Force Laboratory
Publisher:Wright State University
Status:Published
Keywords:drones, UAS, acceptance, noise,
Event Title:20th international Symposium on Aviation Psychology
Event Location:Dayton, OH, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:07. - 10. May 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
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: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Eißfeldt, Dr.phil. Hinnerk
Deposited On:17 Jun 2019 12:50
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:25

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