Boaz Rafaely

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  • Boaz Rafaely
  • IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing
  • 2005
Spherical microphone arrays have been recently studied for sound-field recordings, beamforming, and sound-field analysis which use spherical harmonics in the design. Although the microphone arrays and the associated algorithms were presented, no comprehensive theoretical analysis of performance was provided. This work presents a spherical-harmonics-based(More)
Functions on the sphere appear in several applications, including geodesics, imaging and acoustics. Sampling of these functions may result in aliasing if the sampling condition is not met. The generalized sampling expansion introduced by Papoulis enables the reconstruction of a band-limited function sampled at a frequency lower than the Nyquist frequency(More)
Phase-mode spherical microphone array processing, also known as spherical harmonic array processing, has been recently studied for various applications. The spherical array configuration provides desired three-dimensional symmetry, while the phase modes provide frequency-independent spatial processing. This letter employs the spherical harmonic framework to(More)
Robot audition for humanoid robots interacting naturally with humans in an unconstrained real-world environment is a hitherto unsolved challenge. The recorded microphone signals are usually distorted by background and interfering noise sources (speakers) as well as room reverberation. In addition, the movements of a robot and its actuators cause ego-noise(More)
Direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation of coherent signals is considered of great importance in signal processing. To estimate both azimuth and elevation angle with the same accuracy, 3-dimensional (3-D) array must be used. Spherical arrays have the advantage of spherical symmetry, facilitating 3-D DOA estimation. To apply high resolution subspace DOA(More)
One of the major challenges encountered when localizing multiple speakers in real world environments is the need to overcome the effect of multipath distortion due to room reverberation. A wide range of methods has been proposed for speaker localization, many based on microphone array processing. Some of these methods are designed for the localization of(More)
  • Boaz Rafaely
  • IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language…
  • 2008
Spherical microphone arrays have been recently studied for a wide range of applications. In particular, microphones arranged around an open or virtual sphere are useful in scanning microphone arrays for sound field analysis. However, open-sphere spherical arrays have been shown to have poor robustness at frequencies related to the zeros of the spherical(More)
Spatial impression is an important acoustic quality of concert halls. An accepted objective measure for spatial impression is the interaural cross-correlation (IACC) coefficient. Recently, spherical microphone arrays have been studied for room acoustics analysis and music recordings. This study presents a theoretical formulation for the computation of IACC(More)
Room impulse responses (RIRs) have been widely used for room acoustics analysis. One of the major objectives in room acoustics analysis is characterizing the directions of arrival (DOA) of the direct sound and early room reflections. In the past, spherical microphone arrays have been used to sample the sound field, taking advantage of their spatial(More)