Jason E. Summers

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An improved statistical-acoustics model of high-frequency sound fields in coupled rooms is developed by incorporating into prior models geometrical-acoustics corrections for both energy decay within subrooms and energy transfer between subrooms. The conditions under which statistical-acoustics models of coupled rooms are valid approximations to geometrical(More)
A statistical-acoustics model for energy decay in systems of two or more coupled rooms is introduced, which accounts for the distribution of delay in the transfer of energy between subrooms that results from the finite speed of sound. The method extends previous models based on systems of coupled ordinary differential equations by using functional(More)
An underwater acoustic experiment with a two-dimensional rough interface, milled from a slab of PVC, was performed at a tank facility. The purpose was to verify the predictions of numerical models of acoustic rough surface scattering, using a manufactured physical model of an ocean bottom that featured shear effects, nonhomogeneous roughness statistics, and(More)
It is hypothesized that room-acoustical quality correlates with the information-transfer rate. Auditoria are considered as multiple-input multiple-output communication channels and a theory of information-transfer is outlined that accounts for time-variant multipath, spatial hearing, and distributed directional sources. Source diversity and spatial hearing(More)
Governments and militaries have long recognized that armed forces must engage in training in order to develop and maintain the proficiency necessary to effectually carry out those legitimate duties with which they are entrusted by their nations. This is made particularly salient by the increasing demands placed on individual members of the Armed Forces(More)
Existing secondary-edge-source methods based on the Biot-Tolstoy solution for diffraction from an infinite wedge compute multiple-order diffraction by cascading the integration over secondary sources used to determine first-order diffraction from the edge. It is demonstrated here that this approach errs in some important cases because it neglects(More)
In 1995, an intercomparison on room acoustics computer simulations was launched, the so-called round robin I. The object of interest was a mid-sized auditorium. That project also included a small measurement project, where sessions of impulse response measurements were carried out with several teams and instrumentation. Since that time, the variations in(More)
Coprime linear microphone arrays allow for narrower beams with fewer sensors. A coprime microphone array consists of two staggered uniform linear subarrays with M and N microphones, where M and N are coprime with each other. By applying spatial filtering to both subarrays and combining their outputs, M+N-1 microphones yield M⋅N directional bands. In this(More)
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