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Interior Sound Source Localization

 

Interior sound source localization in closed cavities such as truck cabins, car interiors, aircraft cockpits or trains has been a challenge for many years because of the sound field complexity. LMS Test.Lab Interior Sound Source Localization provides a unique spherical beamforming solution for these highly complex interior sound source localization measurements. It features a spherical microphone antenna and includes the latest innovations to localize acoustic leaks, disturbing wind noise, and squeak and rattle. Next to that, a separate photo geometry scanner provides a quick and detailed interior geometry so that sound sources are propagated to their exact locations. For low-frequency sound sources down to 100Hz, the ESM method is used, yielding highly improved spatial resolution and dynamic range.

 

Interior Sound Source Localization LR 05.jpgInterior sound source localization in closed cavities such as truck cabins, car interiors, aircraft cockpits or trains has been a challenge for many years because of the sound field complexity. LMS Test.Lab Interior Sound Source Localization provides a unique solution for these highly complex interior sound source localization measurements. It features a 3D acoustic camera and includes the latest innovations to localize acoustic leaks, disturbing wind noise, and squeak and rattle in difficult environments.

The LMS Test.Lab Interior Sound Source Localization solution with 3D acoustic camera uses a solid sphere to capture sound pressure levels. The innovative source localization processing takes advantage of real geometry information of the cavity, obtained either from an external file or by scanning the cavity with the sphere to get more accurate results. Using geometry information greatly improves result accuracy. Moreover, geometry information provides users with a very clear visualization of the results for powerful and convincing reports. Images captured by the built-in camera can be merged with the geometry information to obtain surprisingly realistic 3D models.

The solution offers full 3D results with one measurement. The LMS Test.Lab Interior Sound Source Localization solution with 3D acoustic camera can be used for both stationary and transient applications, as well as for correlated and uncorrelated sources.



Features

  • Solid sphere design for improved dynamic range and spatial resolution
  • Maximizes accuracy by using actual geometry information
  • Innovative solution improves data quality in low, mid and high frequency ranges
  • 3D visualization can be completed with pictures to obtain 3D photo-realistic models


Benefits

  • Easy-to-use and short learning curve
  • Best-of-class results and visualization
  • Wide application range with one solution
  • Very fast sound source localization technique



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    Spherical Beamforming

    spherical beamforming technique 01.jpgInterior sound source localization is a method that lets you precisely localize the source of a sound in a vehicle’s interior, such as a car or truck cockpit, the wagon of a train or the passenger cabin of an airplane. In cavities, the sound field is called a reflective field. It is a complex sound field. Taking the example of a car’s interior, the sound is there partially reflected at some locations, such as the windows, and absorbed again at other places, such as the lining on the roof.




    Images

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    3D photo-realistic views for clear analysis and convincing reports. Interactive analysis capability includes state-of-the-art localization and quantification. Wide range of applications for interior sound source localization in planes, trains, cars or truck cabins.


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