3D Acoustic Image Localization Algorithm by Embedded DSP

Wataru KOBAYASHI  Noriaki SAKAMOTO  Takao ONOYE  Isao SHIRAKAWA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.6   pp.1423-1430
Publication Date: 2001/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2000 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2000))
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3D sound localization,  HRTF,  frequency division,  DSP implementation,  low computational costs,  

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Summary: 
This paper describes a realtime 3D sound localization algorithm to be implemented with the use of a low power embedded DSP. A distinctive feature of this implementation approach is that the audible frequency band is divided into three, in accordance with the analysis of the sound reflection and diffraction effects through different media from a certain sound source to human ears. In the low, intermediate, and high frequency subbands, different schemes of the 3D sound localization are devised by means of an IIR filter, parametric equalizers, and a comb filter, respectively, so as to be run realtime on a low power embedded DSP. This algorithm aims at providing a listener with the 3D sound effects through headphones at low cost and low power consumption.