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Robust personal audio reproduction based on acoustic transfer function modelling

Zhu, Q, Coleman, P, Wu, M and Yang, J (2016) Robust personal audio reproduction based on acoustic transfer function modelling In: AES Sound Field Control Conference, 2016-07-18 - 2016-07-20, Guildford, UK.

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Abstract

Personal audio systems generate a local sound field for a listener while attenuating the sound energy at pre-defined quiet zones. Their performance can be sensitive to errors in the acoustic transfer functions between the sources and the zones. In this paper, we model the acoustic transfer functions as a superposition of multipoles with a term to describe errors in the actual gain and phase. We then propose a design framework for robust reproduction, incorporating additional prior knowledge about the error distribution where available. We combine acoustic contrast control with worst-case and probability-model optimization, exploiting limited knowledge of the error distribution. Monte-Carlo simulations over 10000 test cases show that the method increases system robustness when errors are present in the assumed transfer functions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : subj_Electronic_Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Zhu, QUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coleman, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wu, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yang, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2016
Funders : EPSRC
Grant Title : Grant S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
UNSPECIFIEDAudio Engineering Society, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 May 2016 08:35
Last Modified : 11 May 2016 11:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810664

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