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—This paper presents methods for simulating room acoustics using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique , focusing on boundary and medium modeling. A family of nonstaggered 3-D compact explicit FDTD schemes is analyzed in terms of stability, accuracy, and computational efficiency, and the most accurate and isotropic schemes based on a(More)
This paper presents an experimental and comparative study of several spherical microphone array eigenbeam (EB) processing techniques for localization of early reflections in room acoustic environments, which is a relevant research topic in both audio signal processing and room acoustics. This paper focuses on steered beamformer-based and subspace-based(More)
Methods of 3D direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, coherent source detection and reflective surface localization are studied, based on recordings by a spherical microphone array. First, the spherical harmonics domain minimum variance distortionless response (EB-MVDR) beamformer is employed for the localization of broadband coherent sources, which is(More)
This paper presents a method for the localization of reflectors in an acoustic environment, using robust beamforming techniques and a cylindrical microphone array, for which an intuitive and highly efficient three-step procedure is proposed. First, the directions of arrival (DOAs) corresponding to the sound source and reflectors are estimated by a robust(More)
Estimating the geometric and reflective properties of the environment is important for a wide range of applications of space-time audio processing, from acoustic scene analysis to room equalization and spatial audio rendering. In this manuscript, we propose a methodology for frequency-subband in-situ estimation of the reflection coefficients of planar(More)
—Localization of early room reflections can be achieved by estimating the time-differences-of-arrival (TDOAs) of reflected waves between elements of a microphone array. For an unknown source, we propose to apply sparse blind system identification (BSI) methods to identify the acoustic impulse responses, from which the TDOAs of temporally sparse reflections(More)
This paper presents a comparative study of several techniques that are applicable to the localization of the most significant reflectors in an acoustic environment. It focuses on subspace-based and steered beamformer-based localiza-tion techniques and includes eigenbeam (EB)-ESPRIT, EB-MUSIC, and EB-minimum variance distortionless response (EB-MVDR)(More)