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Title: Modelling perceived spatial attributes of reproduced sound
Author: Dewhirst, Martin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 4572
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis has described the development of an artificial listener model capable of predicting a number of different perceived spatial attributes at arbitrary locations in the listening area for reproduced sound. Previous research·into modelling the perceived spatial attributes of sound reproduction systems has concentrated primarily on the sweet spot in the centre of the listening area. However, good audio reproduction is ideally required at multiple points in the listening area, for example for a family living room with a home cinema system. A framework for modelling the perception of reproduced audio was developed, including the capture of the original sound-field, modelling the signals at the ears and the translation of the binaural signals to the perceptual domain. Explicitly modelling the binaural signals meant that the same principal cues as human listeners are used and also allowed existing binaural models to be incorporated into the system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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