Acoustic cameras are powerful instruments combining an optical camera with a microphone array to obtain information about power and location of noise sources. The main aim of this study is to identify key points in the application of an acoustic camera to the characterization of port noise. An experimental campaign was carried out in the seaport of Genoa. Based on this experience, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis was performed. The experimental results confirm the intrinsic complexity of the noise field in ports. Several noise sources were identified and can be categorized by their duration, intensity, location and spectral content; the analysis performed allows us to propose a basic framework for the innovative application of this technique to the port noise context. Acoustic cameras can be considered viable and useful tools to characterize and monitor port noise, following at least the minimum key points highlighted in the proposed framework.

A novel approach to port noise characterization using an acoustic camera

Johan Augusto Bocanegra;Davide Borelli;Tomaso Gaggero;Enrico Rizzuto;Corrado Schenone
2022

Abstract

Acoustic cameras are powerful instruments combining an optical camera with a microphone array to obtain information about power and location of noise sources. The main aim of this study is to identify key points in the application of an acoustic camera to the characterization of port noise. An experimental campaign was carried out in the seaport of Genoa. Based on this experience, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis was performed. The experimental results confirm the intrinsic complexity of the noise field in ports. Several noise sources were identified and can be categorized by their duration, intensity, location and spectral content; the analysis performed allows us to propose a basic framework for the innovative application of this technique to the port noise context. Acoustic cameras can be considered viable and useful tools to characterize and monitor port noise, following at least the minimum key points highlighted in the proposed framework.
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