Directional measurement of airborne sound transmission paths using a spherical microphone array

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the Audio Engineering Society
Volume53
Issue9
Pages787795; # of pages: 9
Subjectsound transmission, speech security, microphone array; Speech security
AbstractA spherical microphone array has been used to perform directional measurements of airbornesound transmission between rooms. With a source and array on opposite sides of a wall,omnidirectional impulse responses were measured to each of the array microphones.Beamforming resulted in a set of directional impulse responses, which were analyzed to find thedistribution of arriving sound energy at the array position during various time ranges. Weakspots in the separating wall are indicated as directions of increased arriving sound energy. Thesystem was able to identify minor defects in a test wall in between two reverberation chambers,and also to identify leaks in the wall of an actual meeting room.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number47306
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NPARC number20378195
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Record created2012-07-24
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