Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT)

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT)

HMMH has provided INM training for more than 20 years. HMMH now offers a two and a half day AEDT training coursewith the same focus on practical implementation from a user perspective. HMMH participated in the AEDT Design Review Group (DRG) from its inception and has invested in developing internal tools and modeling techniques to facilitate seamless transition from INM to AEDT.

This course will provide users with an overview of the new model, with a focus on transitioning from legacy tools and computational resources. It provides an excellent background on a broad range of airport noise topics and is designed for Airport Noise Officers and other professionals dealing with aircraft noise.

Lead instructor Brad Nicholas supports projects by performing airline fleet analysis, aircraft noise measurements and analysis, radar data analysis, and aircraft noise modeling. He is an experienced user of the FAA’s Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), and Braunstein + Berndt’s SoundPLAN. Visit his bio for more information.

Course Outline

Session 1

Review of Airport Noise Terminology: This session will provide a brief review of the terminology that is used in aircraft noise analyses. We will review the appropriate uses of a variety of metrics that are available in the AEDT.

Session 2

Airport Noise Modeling Basics: This session will provide a brief review of the fundamental issues involved in developing AEDT contours. Topics will include AEDT input/output, computational algorithms, data collection, and precision requirements.

Session 3

Developing an AEDT Study: AEDT is based on a concept of “studies” consisting of baseline cases and modifications to those cases. We will go step-by-step through the development of a study, from defining runways to output parameters. Students will work in pairs to create the study in hands-on exercises.

Session 4

Airport Noise Modeling Best Practices: This session will explore best practices regarding noise modeling data collection, data refinement, model input, model settings, model output, and overall quality control.

Session 5

AEDT Power Tools: Provides an introduction to the layout of the AEDT database and how to use the AEDT Standard Input File (ASIF) to build model inputs. Examples using SQL to edit database features and manipulation of GIS data through the included ESRI tools will also be explored through hands on exercises.

Who should Attend

The Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Training Course is designed to be responsive to the needs of a variety of people involved in issues surrounding aviation noise, including:

  • Airport noise officers
  • Aviation planners
  • Reviewers of environmental documents containing noise exposure maps
  • Preparers of noise exposure maps, including environmental consultants.
  • Past attendees have included professionals and students from across the U.S. and a number of foreign countries; the mixture has provided for stimulating class discussions and group interaction.

This course will provide users with an overview of the new model, with a focus on transitioning from legacy tools and computational resources.

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Course Details

Title: Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Location: Burlington, MA DATE: May 14-16, 2019


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