G.R.A.S. 41AL-S4 CCP Environmental Microphone, Community Noise

Freq range: TBD
Dyn range: TBD
Sensitivity: TBD

Typical applications and use

  • Outdoor-noise measurements
  • Traffic-noise monitoring
  • IEC 60651 Sound Level Meter measurements
  • Environmental surveillance

Design

The G.R.A.S. 41AL Environmental Microphone is a precision microphone unit for outdoor measurements and can withstand continuous rain and operate over wide temperature ranges. They are for short-term outdoor acoustic measurements and noise monitoring covering periods from a few days to several weeks. They are a low-cost alternative to the G.R.A.S. Outdoor Microphone Systems 41AM and 41CN (see separate data sheets) which are for permanent outdoor use, e.g. in airport noise monitoring systems.

'The special ½″ condenser microphone in each 41AL is optimized to comply with IEC 651 Type 1 and ANSI S1.4 1983 Type 1 requirements with the foam windscreen, anti-bird-spikes and rain protection cap fitted; whereas standard microphones such as the G.R.A.S. 40AF are optimized for measurements with only the standard protection grid fitted.

In order for the rain protection cap and foam windscreen to protect the microphone properly, the microphone’s diaphragm must be kept horizontal; i.e., the orientation of the 41AL relative to the sound source cannot be adjusted. To meet the relevant standards, which prescribe both 0º incidence and 90º incidence, we therefore offer versions of both angles of incidence. The 0º-version is for aircraft fly-over noise measurements and other applications where the microphone’s reference direction points upwards. The 90º-version is for measuring community noise, traffic noise, vehicle pass-by noise etc., and other applications where the microphone’s reference direction points horizontally.

As a stand-alone unit, the 41AL fulfils theIEC 651 requirements for a Type 1 Sound Level Meter. This means that its specifications have to be better than the IEC 651 requirements so that when connected to an analyzer or sound level meter, also subject to similar stringent requirements, the measuring system as a whole still fulfils the IEC651 requirements. For example, IEC 651 specifies a frequency response within ±1 dB from 100 Hz to 4 kHz for a Type 1 Sound Level Meter. To allow for additional tolerances in the connected instrumentation, the 41AL is specified to be within ±0.7 dB from 100 Hz to 4 kHz.

A desiccator unit is available if the 41AL is to be placed outdoors for extended periods. The desiccators crews directly onto the base of the 41AL and removes moisture from the air entering the unit.

Frequency range (±1 dB) Hz TBD
Frequency range (±2 dB) Hz TBD
Frequency range (±3 dB) Hz TBD
Dynamic range lower limit (microphone thermal noise) dB(A) TBD
Dynamic range lower limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier dB(A) TBD
Dynamic range upper limit dB TBD
Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +28 V / ±14 V power supply dB TBD
Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +120 V / ±60 V power supply dB TBD
Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. CCP preamplifier dB TBD
Microphone venting Rear
Temperature range, operation °C / °F TBD / TBD
Temperature range, storage °C / °F TBD / TBD
Temperature coefficient @250 Hz dB/°C / dB/°F TBD / TBD
Static pressure coefficient @250 Hz dB/kPa TBD
Humidity range non condensing % RH TBD
Humidity coefficient @250 Hz dB/% RH TBD
Influence of magnetic field @80 A/m, 50 Hz dB re 20 µPa TBD
Influence of axial vibration @1 m/s² dB re 20 µPa TBD
Connector type 3 m 7-pin LEMO
CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered No/No
Weight g / oz 150 / 0,75

Included

G.R.A.S. AM0145 Complete windscreen
G.R.A.S. AL0004 Tripod Adapter
G.R.A.S. AA0008 3-meter cable LEMO 1B

Optional

G.R.A.S. RA0010 Pistonphone adapter
G.R.A.S. AL0001 Dessicator unit
G.R.A.S. AM0009 Foam windscreens (5 items)
G.R.A.S. AM0029 Pole adapter
G.R.A.S. AA0009 10-meter extension cable LEMO 1B