Spatial-temporal correlation of a diffuse sound field

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The spatial correlation function of the sound in a diffuse field is a quantity widely used in many reverberant room acoustic applications. Although results for the spatial and temporal correlation for pure-tone and band- limited diffuse fields have already been developed, these have not been generalized for other signal types. This work presents a generalized derivation of the diffuse field spatial-temporal correlation which can be used for stationary random signals with given power spectral density. It is shown that the spatial-temporal correlation depends entirely on the temporal correlation of the signal exiting the diffuse field, or alternatively on its power spectral density. A simulation using the plane wave model is presented for tonal and broadband diffuse sound fields. (C) 2000 Acoustical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3254-3258
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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