Acoustic Reflector Localization and Classification

Luca Remaggi, Hansung Kim, Philip J. B. Jackson, Filippo Maria Fazi, Adrian Hilton
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  
The process of understanding acoustic properties of environments is important for several applications, such as spatial audio, augmented reality and source separation. In this paper, multichannel room impulse responses are recorded and transformed into their direction of arrival (DOA)-time domain, by employing a superdirective beamformer. This domain can be represented as a 2D image. Hence, a novel image processing method is proposed to analyze the DOA-time domain, and estimate the reflection
more » ... te the reflection times of arrival and DOAs. The main acoustically reflective objects are then localized. Recent studies in acoustic reflector localization usually assume the room to be free from furniture. Here, by analyzing the scattered reflections, an algorithm is also proposed to binary classify reflectors into room boundaries and interior furniture. Experiments were conducted in four rooms. The classification algorithm showed high quality performance, also improving the localization accuracy, for non-static listener scenarios.
doi:10.1109/icassp.2018.8462146 dblp:conf/icassp/RemaggiKJFH18 fatcat:llktikcow5fkbjkjw4d7p6oufi