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Research of 3D Virtual Sounds in Cockpit: Calculation, Measurement, and Individuation Customization in Aviators’ HRTFs

  • Guowei Shi
  • Xiaochao Guo
  • Dewen Cheng
  • Xianjun Li
  • Duanqin Xiong
  • Yu Bai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 259)

Abstract

Acoustical display in cockpit is an effectual means to reduce potential aviators’ visual load in traditionary cockpit. The 3D virtual sounds, including spatial positioning information and displaying by headphone, adapt sufficiently for acoustical display in limited cockpit space. In order to improve cockpit acoustical display level and synthesize cockpit 3D virtual sounds, we exploringly research the key foundation of cockpit acoustical display which is aviators’ head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) calculation, measurement, and individuation customization. First, the importance of HRTFs in 3D virtual sounds is analyzed based on the binaural acoustical model and then summarized the calculation, measurement, and individuation customization methods of HRTFs. Second, the primary research of aviators’ HRTFs measurement is brought forward according to demand of cockpit acoustical display, designed the free acoustic fields environment and aviators’ HRTFs measurement system. Finally, the individuation customization methods of aviators’ HRTFs are investigated based on physiological parameter matching in aviators’ HRTFs measurement system.

Keywords

Virtual auditory HRTFs  Customization Acoustical display Free acoustic fields 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I appreciate deeply for the assistance of Beijing CA Acoustics Technology Co., Ltd. and Landtop Acoustics Technology Co., Ltd. on the measurement environment construction and measurement system design. Subsidized by: Natural Science Foundation of China (61205064).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guowei Shi
    • 1
  • Xiaochao Guo
    • 1
  • Dewen Cheng
    • 2
  • Xianjun Li
    • 3
  • Duanqin Xiong
    • 1
  • Yu Bai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Aviation Medicine, Air ForceBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of PhotoelectricityBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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