Error in Sound Source Localization of Phased Microphone Array Caused by Installation Position Deviation of Microphone Array

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 549)


Microphone array measurement technology has a wide range of applications in noise location due to its good performance for far-field measurement. In practical applications of microphone arrays, there are inevitably various installation deviations, and these deviations affect the final measurement accuracy. At present, only a preliminary study has been conducted on the installation deviation of microphones in the engineering and academia, and there is still a lack of detailed and comprehensive analysis of installation errors. In this paper, the measurement error caused by the array installation position often encountered in the microphone array source positioning is studied. The study shows that the positioning error varies approximately linearly with the mounting declination and vertical offset installation deviation. The small axial offset installation deviations will not have a significant effect on positioning results; In general, the influence of installation deviation on the sound source intensity is more complicated, and compared to the stationary sound source, the array installation deviation has greater influence on the rotating sound source. This study can provide guidance for controlling the measurement error in the practical application of the microphone array, thereby improving the measurement accuracy of the microphone array.


Microphone array Sound source localization Measurement error Stationary sound source Rota-ting sound source 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Engineering Shanghai, Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.AECC Shenyang Engine Research InstituteShenyangChina

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