Acoustic Analysis and Dataset of Transitions Between Coupled Rooms

Acoustic Analysis and Dataset of Transitions Between Coupled Rooms

Abstract

The measurement of room acoustics plays a wide role in audio research, from physical acoustics modelling and virtual reality applications to speech enhancement. While vast literature exists on position-dependent room acoustics and coupling of rooms, little has explored the transition from one room to its neighbour. This paper presents the measurement and analysis of a dataset of room impulse responses for the transition between four coupled room pairs. Each transition consists of 101 room impulse responses recorded using a fourth-order spherical microphone array in 5~cm intervals, both with and without a continuous line-of-sight between the source and microphone. A numerical analysis of the room transitions is then presented, including direct-to-reverberant ratio and direction of arrival estimations, along with potential applications and uses of the dataset.

Publication
ICASSP 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)