Knowledge and control of noise emitted by planes in the vicinity of airports is a domain of high public interest.
Automated noise monitoring systems can improve communication with the neighbours of the airport and help them to deal with their complaints. They also can improve air traffic noise annoyance management.
This document is a guide intended to airport operators who wish to implement such a system. It describes the equipment required, data acquisition and processing.
This guide should help operators to write technical specifications in order to buy a noise monitoring system in the vicinity of an airport.