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Noise Monitoring and Modeling

Tracking noise provides Massport and the residential communities around Hanscom Field with an understanding of the noise environment around the airport. This is done with monitors that measure the actual noise at specific locations and through computer modeling.

Noise Monitoring System

Massport has six monitors around Hanscom Field. There is one in each of the four surrounding communities, off the four runway ends. There are also two on the airfield near the ends of Runway 11 and Runway 29, each monitor has a microphone and equipment that collects the readings. (View Chapter 7, page 28 of the 2017 ESPR.)