Fundamentals of Spherical Array Processing

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Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of spherical microphone arrays. It is written for graduate students, researchers and engineers who work with spherical microphone arrays in a wide range of applications.  The first two chapters provide the reader with the necessary mathematical and physical background, including an introduction to the spherical Fourier transform and the formulation of plane-wave sound fields in the spherical harmonic domain. The third chapter covers the theory of spatial sampling, employed when selecting the positions of microphones to sample sound pressure functions in space. Subsequent chapters present various spherical array configurations, including the popular rigid-sphere-based configuration. Beamforming (spatial filtering) in the spherical harmonics domain, including axis-symmetric beamforming, and the performance measures of directivity index and white noise gain are introduced, and a range of optimal beamformers for spherical arrays, including beamformers that achieve maximum directivity and maximum robustness, and the Dolph-Chebyshev beamformer are developed. The final chapter discusses more advanced beamformers, such as MVDR and LCMV, which are tailored to the measured sound field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg; Imprint: Springer
Number of pages193
Edition1st ed. 2015
ISBN (Electronic)3662456648, 9783662456644
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringer Topics in Signal Processing
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg; Imprint: Springer
Volume8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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