Psychoacoustic evaluation as a tool for optimization in the development of an urban soundscape simulator
Other conference contribution, 2010

This paper will discuss the use of psychoacoustic evaluation as a tool for optimization of the soundscape simulator developed in the Listen project. The listen project is a three-year research project focused around developing a demonstrator, which auralizes the sound environment produced by road and railway traffic. The resolution of the parameter space of the simulator heavily influences the performance of the simulator. The perceptual resolution of the parameter space is investigated and the resolution is adjusted accordingly. The most important parameter is velocity. Adjustments of the resolution of this parameter alone gives a 60% reduction of the usage of memory. © 2010 ACM.

road traffic simulation

urban soundscape simulation


psychoacoustic evaluation


P. Lundén

Interactive Institute Swedish ICT AB

M. Gustin

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

M.E. Nilsson

Stockholm University

Jens Forssén

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics

B. Hellström

University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)

Proceedings of the 5th Audio Mostly - A Conference on Interaction With Sound, AM '10

978-145030046-9 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics





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