Monitoring System

Aircraft Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS)

FLL has a full-time Noise Officer on staff. This individual is responsible for:

  • Operating and maintaining ANOMS.
  • Assisting in the implementation of noise abatement measures.
  • Talking with citizens who have questions or concerns regarding aircraft noise.
  • Maintaining the latest information related to aircraft noise around FLL.

ANOMS consists of two basic elements: a radar system for the purpose of acquiring flight track information, and 11 permanent noise monitoring stations.

The ANOMS main server collects data from both the PASSUR (Passive Secondary Surveillance Radar) and the noise monitors. The integration of these two systems allows the Noise Officer to gather information on the flight of aircraft and the resultant noise levels in communities surrounding FLL.

We use the radar data acquired from the PASSUR to

  • Communicate a property's location relative to typical arrival and departure corridors
  • Confirm that airplanes are adhering to our Noise Abatement Departure tracks
  • Perform operational analyses. An operational analysis can provide information about the numbers, types, and altitudes of airplanes that fly over a specific property during a given time period.

How does FLL use the noise monitors? Unattended noise monitoring is imprecise. The monitors are not as sophisticated as our brains and our ears. Human beings are sensitive to tonal variations; our noise monitors are not. Human beings can look up and verify that what sounds like an airplane really is one. The monitors cannot do that.

The noise monitoring sites attempt to differentiate between aircraft and other noise sources by referencing programmed algorithm thresholds as noise events progress. Later on, ANOMS software compares tentatively identified aircraft noise events to radar data to see if aircraft were nearby when the event in question occurred.

The best current potential use of the noise-monitoring portion of the system is to confirm Integrated Noise Model (INM) input should what is monitored and what is generated by INM differ significantly. The monitors also let us look at the average noise levels of different types of aircraft.

Permanent Noise Monitors (PDF) are located at the following addresses:

  1. 3640 Southwest 55th Avenue, Davie
  2. 4548 Southwest 37th Avenue, Dania Beach
  3. 4609 Southwest 28th Avenue, Dania Beach
  4. 805-B Northwest 13th Avenue, Dania Beach
  5. 325 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Dania Beach
  6. 1021 Southwest 32nd Court, Fort Lauderdale
  7. 1750 Southwest 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
  8. 3411 Southwest 27th Street, Fort Lauderdale
  9. 3900 Southwest 100th Avenue, Davie
  10. 2343 Southwest 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
  11. 6503 N Ocean Dr., Hollywood FL 33019
    (Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson State Park, formerly John U Lloyd State Park)