Design and Performance of the Acoustic Technology Center at E-A-R™ 2009-01-2150
The new Acoustic Technology Center (ATC) at E-A-R™ Thermal/Acoustic Systems is a purpose-built facility to serve the commercial vehicle, automotive, aircraft, industrial and electronics markets supplied by this company. The design was driven by test versatility and rigorous facility performance specifications, enabling simultaneous testing of heavy duty vehicles and high performance noise reduction materials and systems in adjacent but uncoupled chambers. The intent of the facility layout is to utilize space efficiently while allowing a wide variety of vehicle, subsystem, component and material tests. Working closely with E-A-R, Acoustical Consulting Services established critical facility parameters to achieve intended functional attributes and Affiliated Construction Services constructed the facility to these specifications.