Assessing the uncertainty in FAA's noise and emissions compliance model Conference Paper uri icon


  • What confidence can we have in aviation environmental analyses? The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing a new environmental noise and emissions interdependent policy and regulatory compliance tool that will replace five legacy policy and compliance tools: the Integrated Noise Model, the Emissions and Dispersion Modeling, the Model for Assessing Global Exposure form Noise of Transport Airplanes and the System for assessing Aviation's Global Emissions. A mandatory developmental priority of this new tool is that the user needs to be informed of the associated uncertainty in the tools output. To accomplish this, a detailed assessment of the sensitivity of inputs, assumptions, and fidelity analyses will provide an indication of confidence in results produced from the new tool. This paper presents a brief summary of the tool and the assessment and evaluation efforts.

published proceedings

  • 38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009

author list (cited authors)

  • Noel, G., Allaire, D., Jacobson, S., Willcox, K., & Cointin, R.

complete list of authors

  • Noel, G||Allaire, D||Jacobson, S||Willcox, K||Cointin, R

publication date

  • December 2009