Localization of distinct reflections in rooms using spherical microphone array eigenbeam processing

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Sun H, Kellermann W, Mabande E, Kowalczyk K
Journal: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 131
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 2828-2840
ISSN: 0001-4966


Abstract


This paper presents an experimental and comparative study of several spherical microphone array eigenbeam (EB) processing techniques for localization of early reflections in room acoustic environments, which is a relevant research topic in both audio signal processing and room acoustics. This paper focuses on steered beamformer-based and subspace-based localization techniques implemented in the spherical EB domain, including the plane-wave decomposition, eigenbeam delay and sum, eigenbeam minimum variance distortionless response, eigenbeam multiple signal classification (EB-MUSIC), and eigenbeam estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance techniques (EB-ESPRIT) methods. The directions of arrival of the original sound source and the associated reflection signals in acoustic environments are estimated from acoustic maps of the rooms, which are obtained using a spherical microphone array. The EB-domain-based frequency smoothing and white noise gain control techniques are derived and employed to improve the performance and robustness of reflection localization. The applicability of the presented methods in practice is confirmed by experiments carried out in real rooms. (C) 2012 Acoustical Society of America. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3688476]



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kellermann, Walter Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Nachrichtentechnik
Kowalczyk, Konrad Dr.
International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs)
Mabande, Edwin
Professur für Nachrichtentechnik


How to cite

APA:
Sun, H., Kellermann, W., Mabande, E., & Kowalczyk, K. (2012). Localization of distinct reflections in rooms using spherical microphone array eigenbeam processing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(4), 2828-2840. https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3688476

MLA:
Sun, Haohai, et al. "Localization of distinct reflections in rooms using spherical microphone array eigenbeam processing." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131.4 (2012): 2828-2840.

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