Interpolation and Range Extrapolation of Sound Source Directivity Based on a Spherical Wave Propagation Model
Paper in proceeding, 2020

Approaches for incorporating sound source directivity into wave-based room acoustic simulations using a spherical harmonic representation have been presented recently. Normally, the directivity is measured or prescribed on a spherical surface centered at the nominal source position. In wave-based simulations, this directivity can be represented through a locally-defined driving term acting at the source location. In practice, the directivity of real-world sound sources like musical instruments or industrial machinery can only be measured approximately in terms of spatial resolution and accuracy. We show that the measurement data can be augmented such that the impairments due to the limitations of the measurement accuracy are mitigated. We revisit the previously proposed approach of only using the angle-dependent magnitude of the measured directivity together with a spherical-wave propagation model and demonstrate its potential by means of numerical simulations based on two case studies.

sound source directivity


Jens Ahrens

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Applied Acoustics

Stefan Bilbao

University of Edinburgh

ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings

15206149 (ISSN)

Vol. 2020-May 4662-4666 9053099
978-1-5090-6631-5 (ISBN)

IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Barcelona, Spain,

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Signal Processing



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