perceived noise decibel


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perceived noise decibel

n
(Units) a unit for measuring perceived levels of noise by comparison with the sound pressure level of a reference sound judged equally noisy by a normal listener. Abbreviation: PNdB
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A 1976 report from the Working Group on Noise from Air Traffic shows the aircraft regularly exceeded the maximum permitted noise levels of 110 PNdB (perceived noise decibel).
"The newer and later model aircraft are much better and more neighbourly." In the case of a four-engined aircraft with a certificated gross weight of 850,000lb (385,000kg) and over, ICAO's rules stipulate that the noise level at the measured 'flyover reference point', or 4 miles (6.5km) from the take-off roll, should not exceed 106 equivalent perceived noise decibels (EPNdB).

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