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Analytic Methods of Sound Field Synthesis

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  • Puts the focus on serving human listeners

  • Methodology can be exploited in other applications such as underwater acoustics or ultrasonics

  • Presents an instrumentalized analysis of the fundamental physical properties

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services (TLABS)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Jens Ahrens
    Pages 1-20
  3. Physical Fundamentals of Sound Fields

    • Jens Ahrens
    Pages 21-55
  4. Discrete Secondary Source Distributions

    • Jens Ahrens
    Pages 115-173
  5. Applications of Sound Field Synthesis

    • Jens Ahrens
    Pages 175-272
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 273-299

About this book

This book treats the topic of sound field synthesis with a focus on serving human listeners though the approach can be also exploited in other areas such as underwater acoustics or ultrasonics. The author derives a fundamental formulation based on standard integral equations and the single-layer potential approach is identified as a useful tool in order to derive a general solution. He also proposes extensions to the single-layer potential approach which allow for a derivation of solutions for non-enclosing distributions of secondary sources such as circular, planar, and linear ones. Based on above described formulation it is shown that the two established analytic approaches of Wave Field Synthesis and Near-field Compensated Higher Order Ambisonics constitute specific solutions to the general problem which are covered by the single-layer potential solution and its extensions. The consequences spatial discretization are analyzed in detail for all elementary geometries of secondary source distributions and applications such as the synthesis of the sound field of moving virtual sound sources, focused virtual sound sources, and virtual sound sources with complex radiation properties are discussed. An accompanying website provides MATLAB/Octave scripts for all simulations contained in the book.

Keywords

  • Continuous secondary source distribution
  • Discrete secondary source distribution
  • Higher order ambisonics
  • Human perception
  • Single-layer potential approach
  • Spatial discretization
  • Wave field synthesis
  • simulated surround sound

Authors and Affiliations

  • , Technische Universität Berlin, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany

    Jens Ahrens

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Analytic Methods of Sound Field Synthesis

  • Authors: Jens Ahrens

  • Series Title: T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25743-8

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-25742-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-43286-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-25743-8

  • Series ISSN: 2192-2810

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-2829

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 300

  • Topics: Engineering Acoustics, Acoustics

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-25743-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)