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Wasmer Consulting BaseOps User's Guide Introduction
BaseOps is a graphical user interface for the Noisemap suite of aircraft noise models. This Microsoft Windows application guides you through the steps in performing an airport noise analysis: entering the aircraft operational data, running the noise models, and creating noise contours using NMPlot.
The Noisemap suite of noise models includes:
NMap, the US Department of Defense's model of aircraft flight and run-up noise near air bases
AAM, the Advanced Acoustical Model, the next-generation model of aircraft flight noise developed jointly by the US Department of Defense and NASA.
MRNMap, the US Department of Defense's model of subsonic aircraft noise from Military Operations Area (MOA) and Military Training Route (MTR) operations.
RNM, the Rotorcraft Noise Model, NASA Langley's model of helicopter and tilt-wing aircraft noise
Using BaseOps, you can:
Display and edit noise analysis data using both text-based forms and graphical maps
Check a noise analysis case for errors
Create scenarios, which represent alternate noise analysis cases created by modifying an existing case (for example, increasing all F-16 operations by 50% over the baseline case)
Import elevation and ground cover data from numerous sources, and create the elevation and ground impedance files used by the noise models
Run Omega10 and Omega11 (the United States Department of Defense's models for extrapolating measured noise data) and create Noisemap OPX files
Create noise contours using the NMPlot plotting application
Create customized reports that can include tables and maps
Maintain a history of the major events that occur while editing a noise analysis case
Display background maps stored in any of the following formats:
Export maps to either the clipboard or bitmap image files
It is assumed that you are familiar with the terms and concepts necessary to use the Noisemap suite of aircraft noise models. The BaseOps User's Guide is not a manual for conducting a noise analysis; its scope is limited to BaseOps' role as a tool in the noise analysis process.
BaseOps is distributed as acknowledgement-ware: it may be freely used and distributed, provided that Wasmer Consulting is acknowledged as the author.
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