Man-made noise in our living environments

Frank Bernardus Johannes Leferink, F. Silva, J. Catrysse, S. Batterman, V. Beauvois, A. Roc'h

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    Abstract

    The ITU’s (International Telecommunication Union’s) man-made noise levels are based on measurements performed in the 1970s. Some measurements have been carried out since then, showing that noise caused by automotive ignition systems has been reduced, but manmade noise in business areas and city centers increased, especially due to the widespread use of electronic systems. The interference scenario also changed, from analog communication systems in relatively free-space conditions, to digital systems in living areas, often semi-enclosed such as offi ces, industrial production plants, and even inside cars and trains. Several measurements have therefore been carried out to estimate the level of man-made noise in these semi-enclosed environments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)49-57
    Number of pages9
    JournalRadio science bulletin
    Volume334
    Issue number334
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2010

    Keywords

    • EWI-19019
    • IR-75120
    • METIS-277461

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