Development and implementation of the areawide Dynamic ROad traffic NoisE (DRONE) simulator

Ashish Bhaskar, Edward Chung, Masao Kuwahara

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This paper discusses the areawide Dynamic ROad traffic NoisE (DRONE) simulator, and its implementation as a tool for noise abatement policy evaluation. DRONE involves integrating a road traffic noise estimation model with a traffic simulator to estimate road traffic noise in urban networks. An integrated traffic simulation-noise estimation model provides an interface for direct input of traffic flow properties from simulation model to noise estimation model that in turn estimates the noise on a spatial and temporal scale. The output from DRONE is linked with a geographical information system for visual representation of noise levels in the form of noise contour maps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Geographical information systems
  • Noise abatement
  • Traffic noise
  • Urban noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science(all)


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