Nowhere to hide / Hacked off
When computer programmer, and former subcontractor for the NSA, Edward Snowden’s identity was revealed at his request, he said, “I do not want to live in a world where everything I do or say is recorded.” And regardless of our views on Snowden, not many of us would disagree with his statement, but the harsh and frightening reality is that there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds and 300,000 new malware created every single day.
LAN-XI Open API: An Open Ecosystem
The Open API protocol makes it possible to use LAN-XI hardware in conjunction with third-party programs and applications to customize control and access real time data on LAN-XI modules. Rely on our reliable and proven systems and get the most out of LAN-XI Open API.
Europe’s Largest Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Laboratory
It covers an astounding 8500 square metres, houses an interdisciplinary team of 40 engineers and technicians, has temperatures ranging from +50°C to –40°C and climate chambers big enough to accommodate a refrigerated trailer – welcome to Europe’s largest independent testing laboratory, the Center of Competence for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Sound Art in Extremis: Mapping The Sound Ecology of Antarctic Weather
Sound artist and RMIT University academic, Dr Philip Samartzis, travelled to the Antarctic’s Casey Station as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow in early 2016, to explore the interaction of katabatic wind with the built and natural environments.
Ensuring Stealth With Self-Noise Monitoring
As a world-class naval engineering business, BAE Systems has been working with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to design a new class of frigate: the Type 26 Frigate. To ensure the acoustic stealth of this new class of combat ship, BAE Systems needed a world-class self-noise monitoring system.
Nowhere to Hide
In 1984, we breathed a sigh of relief when we realized that we had not become the totalitarian state described in George Orwell’s novel. There were no thought police, Big Brother wasn’t watching us from giant screens and computing and surveillance technologies were still rudimentary.
Bringing Communities on Board
How Manchester Airports Group’s new noise and operations management system is building trust through transparency.
Cutting-edge Blade Maintenance
Since September 2011, an exciting EUDP project has been underway to develop a practical way to detect, localize and predict damage to wind turbine blades. The associated cost of maintaining and repairing blades is a very real issue for wind farm operators and so far no remote inspection method has offered a viable solution. Thanks to the project, the best answer could lie in sophisticated algorithms using vibration measurements with considerable potential above and beyond the wind industry.
Class-D technology: Enhancing sound quality
Class-D audio systems are the practical choice when you need more audio power.
Listening to the Community
At BHP Billiton, the way results are achieved is just as important as the results themselves, and the impact of mining on surrounding communities is a concern that is taken very seriously. In Western Australia, measures to reduce noise for neighbours to a bauxite mine involved close consultation with the public, monitoring noise at residential locations and creating community forums.
MONICA Takes on Techno
The April issue of WAVES 2018 introduced the MONICA project, and its ambitious plan to help cities use the Internet of Things (IoT) to manage sound and security at large, open-air events. In July 2018, MONICA made its real-world debut: at the Kappa FuturFestival in Torino, Italy.
The Technical Challenges of The Omnidirectional Sound Source
The omnidirectional sound source is the most described and used source in building and room acoustic measurements. Usually, little thought is given to it, yet this seemingly simple device has several interesting aspects of which many may not be aware. Here, we focus on some of the technical challenges we encountered when designing and constructing an omnidirectional sound source.
Acoustic Test Rooms: Outsource or In-House?
In manufacturing testing is a fact of life. It must be done. The question is: How to go about it? Does the solution require an entire room or a cabin? In: Should testing be conducted in-house or should it be outsourced?
The Fauna Philharmonics
They howl, thump, bang, chirp and rumble. The sound and vibration repertoire of these animals would indeed make an interesting symphony. Key to their survival, these weird and wonderful creatures use sound and vibration to navigate, hunt, communicate, attract mates and ward off predators.
Not so Long Ago in a Movie Right by You....
The sound of explosions, vehicles, weapons, rustling trees and even breathing – in one famous case – are carefully orchestrated elements that can make or break the audience’s immersion. But particular real-life noises might be kind of underwhelming, so where does that perfect sound come from?
Savings in The Pipeline
According to the EU, one of our most promising untapped sources of renewable energy is the energy we can save by mitigating leakage and waste. Arne Jensen is at the forefront of harnessing wasted energy with his acoustic technology that detects and stops leakage in district heating systems – before it even begins.
Uplifting Sound Quality For Crown
With sound quality in focus, Crown Equipment Corporation decided to explore how improving the sound of their forklift trucks could create a better product and, in turn, a more satisfying user experience. The result was better than they could have hoped for, with their newfound knowledge and skills leading to a more efficient and valuable development process – and the first of many new product designs.
The Purrfect Power
A purring cat is a contented cat, and although that is often the case, cats also purr when injured, frightened or giving birth.
Can You Play The Asphaltophone?
When you drive over lumps and bumps on the road, the sounds rumble up into your car. But you might be surprised to learn just how much road makers can control theses sounds.
The Acoustic Properties Of A Ripe Watermelon
Many of our customers are engineers, and the different applications they explore outside the scope of their daily work are quite extraordinary.
The Loudest Sound, Naturally
The loudest sound in recorded history came from the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island Krakatoa at 10.02 a.m. on August 27, 1883. The explosion caused two thirds of the island to collapse and formed tsunami waves as high as 46 m (151 ft) rocking ships as far away as South Africa.
Simulation Of Realistic Background Noise With Multiple Speakers
Whether walking down a street, or multi-tasking with our phone on ‘speaker’, we expect clear voice transmission. Sophisticated signal processing enhances our speech above background noise, but which method is best to test this capability?
75 Years of Progress
For the past 75 years, visionary engineers and inventors at Brüel & Kjær have been responsible for innovative breakthroughs and many world-firsts. We have a long and impressive track record and, as we look back, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights.
An Hour In An Anechoic Chamber
As you walk into an anechoic chamber, you enter a strange new world: spiky, soft walls enclose every surface of the room. And when you look down, the floor is just a see-through mesh. Bouncing on the criss-crossed wires, the atmosphere seems to thicken around you – closing in more than the densest fog.
Prone to Excellence
French engineering student Raphaël Chevalier has developed a device that helps Olympic prone shooters improve their accuracy by up to 24%.
Vibraton Analysis Helps Neutrino Experiment
Fermilab is America’s leading particle physics laboratory and operates the world’s most advanced particle accelerators. Scientists use particle accelerators to research some of the least understood particles in the universe: Neutrinos. A vibration analysis project recently helped discover the cause of a small fracture in the powerful magnetic horn used to send neutrino beams to Minnesota.
Multiple Vehicle Pass-by Tests
Engineers can assess noise from many vehicles at the same time with data acquisition synchronized by GPS.
<div>Vehicle Proving Ground For The Future</div>
Mercedes-Benz’ decision to build a new proving ground was spurred by its global target of achieving homologation of all vehicles so that any vehicle will meet or exceed projected global standards regardless of country or region of origin, combined with the need for durability testing.
Leap through jet engine testing
As aircraft engine makers like Snecma address emissions and cost challenges, scalable, high-performance test and analysis systems lie behind their rapid response.
Wind Tunnel Vision
High in the French Alps on what could be a James Bond film set, ONERA’s large wind tunnel helps to perfect future aircraft. As they master the challenges of extracting precise acoustic data, ONERA Modane will soon offer a one-stop shop for both aerodynamics and aircraft noise.