Posts Tagged ‘noise model’

FAA Announces the Release of AEDT 2b

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

by Robert C. Mentzer Jr.

The FAA announced on September 8, 2014 that the Aviation Environmental Design Tool version 2b (AEDT 2b)a next generation noise and emission model designed for airports, will be released on May 29th, 2015.  The upcoming version is expected to replace the FAA’s INM and EDMS models which have been used separately for noise and emissions modeling for several decades.  AEDT 2b will combine these two models along with the latest airport and aircraft data to provide airports and consultants a tool to develop noise, emission, and fuel burn results.  One set of data inputs (airfield, aircraft operations, etc.) will allow the user to develop results for all three categories and for different phases of flight.  This will also result in the user being able to understand the consequences of various changes at an airport from one tool.  AEDT 2areleased in 2013 to replace NIRS, is currently available for regional and larger scale analysis such as air traffic redesign studies.

October 2011 INM Course

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

by Brad Nicholas

HMMH’s is offering its fall Integrated Noise Model (INM) training course October 5-7.  Registration is open and space is available.  Check our website for registration details.  The course covers:

  • Airport noise terminology
  • Airport noise modeling basics
  • INM input
  • INM output
  • Several complete INM test cases

The vast majority of the course deals with the nuts and bolts of entering and editing model input, running the model, and handling the output.  Students get a lot of hands on practice.  If you plan on creating or reviewing airport noise contours, this course is for you.

I’ve been working with students in the INM course for nearly nine years.  We get a folks from a variety of backgrounds and I always enjoy helping them to learn something new.

INM Screen Capture