Development of a noisy vehicle detection system

Curtis, Benjamin Phillip (2006) Development of a noisy vehicle detection system. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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Traffic noise is an increasing concern in society and is the largest contributor to
community noise levels. Besides being a general annoyance and distraction, high
noise levels are detrimental to health and wellbeing. Excessively noisy vehicles are a
nuisance to communities both with and without high traffic noise levels. Such vehicles
consist of cars or motorbikes with illegal exhaust or mechanical configurations and
heavy vehicles using engine braking.
A noisy vehicle detection system could be used for the roadside detection of
excessively noisy vehicles or those creating unacceptable noise. The presence of a
detection system on the roadside would not only aid in gathering information
concerning noisy vehicles but would also act as a noisy behaviour deterrent.
The objectives for this project were to investigate the characteristics of vehicle noise
on a roadway and current noise measurement techniques and standards. This research
then led to the discussion and development of several signal processing techniques for
the use in determining the event of a noisy vehicle as well as the vehicle location and
noise type.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: vehicle; noise; noisy vehicle detection system (NVDS); SmarTek; time difference of arrival (TDOA); spectrum flux (SF); noise frame ratio (NFR); SLM
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090299 Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091301 Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics)

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