ORIGINAL RESEARCH
The Conceptual Design of Dynamic Acoustic Maps to Assess Noise Exposure
Bartłomiej Borkowski1, Ireneusz Czajka2, Marek Pluta1, Katarzyna Suder-Dębska2
 
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AGH University of Science and Technology,
1Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics,
2Department of Power Systems and Environmental Protection Facilities,
30 Mickiewicza Av., 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Publish date: 2016-07-22
Submission date: 2015-09-03
Final revision date: 2016-03-03
Acceptance date: 2016-03-07
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(4):1415–1420
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This paper presents the conceptual design of tools integration for the dynamic creation of sound level distribution maps (acoustic maps) in a production hall with an employee position identification system. This solution allows for managing the working time of employees in a zone designated as dangerous. At the same time, it could eliminate the need to use personal dosimeters that do not accurately assess actual exposure to noise. The proposed method allows us to estimate the uncertainty assessment of human exposure to noise. Moreover, a large part of the solution is based on tools that do not require incurring licensing costs. The system is about to keep the simulation data of sound level distribution (acoustic maps) and time location of the employee in the database. The concept assumes the unification of a data storage system so that it could be possible to present it in any GIS system.
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