Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Sound Localization

Edited by Pawel Strumillo

Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Sound source localization is an important research field that has attracted researchers’ efforts from many technical and biomedical sciences. Sound source localization (SSL) is defined as the determination of the direction from a receiver, but also includes the distance from it. Because of the wave nature of sound propagation, phenomena such as refraction, diffraction, diffusion, reflection, reverberation and interference occur. The wide spectrum of sound frequencies that range from infrasounds through acoustic sounds to ultrasounds, also introduces difficulties, as different spectrum components have different penetration properties through the medium. Consequently, SSL is a complex computation problem and development of robust sound localization techniques calls for different approaches, including multisensor schemes, null-steering beamforming and time-difference arrival techniques. The book offers a rich source of valuable material on advances on SSL techniques and their applications that should appeal to researches representing diverse engineering and scientific disciplines.

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Advances in Sound LocalizationEdited by Pawel Strumillo

Published: April 11th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/597

ISBN: 978-953-307-224-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4503-5

Copyright year: 2011

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67838 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

74 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Linear Method for Acoustical Source Localization (Constant Speed Localization Method) - A Discussion of Receptor Geometries and Time Delay Accuracy for Robust Localization

By Sergio R. Buenafuente and Carmelo M. Militello


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2. Direction-Selective Filters for Sound Localization

By Dean Schmidlin


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3. Single-Channel Sound Source Localization Based on Discrimination of Acoustic Transfer Functions

By Ryoichi Takashima, Tetsuya Takiguchi and Yasuo Ariki


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4. Localization Error: Accuracy and Precision of Auditory Localization

By Tomasz Letowski and Szymon Letowski


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5. HRTF Sound Localization

By Martin Rothbucher, David Kronmüller, Marko Durkovic, Tim Habigt and Klaus Diepold


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6. Effect of Space on Auditory Temporal Processing with a Single-Stimulus Method

By Martin Roy, Tsuyoshi Kuroda and Simon Grondin


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7. Sound Source Localization Method Using Region Selection

By Yong-Eun Kim, Dong-Hyun Su, Chang-Ha Jeon, Jae-Kyung Lee, Kyung-Ju Cho and Jin-Gyun Chung


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8. Robust Audio Localization for Mobile Robots in Industrial Environments

By Manuel Manzanares, Yolanda Bolea and Antoni Grau


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9. Source Localization for Dual Speech Enhancement Technology

By Seungil Kim, Hyejeong Jeon, and Lag-Young Kim


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10. Underwater Acoustic Source Localization and Sounds Classification in Distributed Measurement Networks

By Octavian Adrian Postolache, José Miguel Pereira and Pedro Silva Girão


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11. Using Virtual Acoustic Space to Investigate Sound Localisation

By Laura Hausmann and Hermann Wagner


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12. Sound Waves Generated Due to the Absorption of a Pulsed Electron Beam

By A. Pushkarev, J. Isakova, G. Kholodnaya and R. Sazonov


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13. Spatial Audio Applied to Research with the Blind

By Brian FG Katz and Lorenzo Picinali


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14. Sonification of 3D Scenes in an Electronic Travel Aid for the Blind

By Michal Bujacz, Michal Pec, Piotr Skulimowski, Pawel Strumillo and Andrzej Materka


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15. Virtual Moving Sound Source Localization through Headphones

By Larisa Dunai, Guillermo Peris-Fajarnés, Teresa Magal-Royo, Beatriz Defez and Victor Santiago Praderas


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16. Unilateral Versus Bilateral Hearing Aid Fittings

By Monique Boymans and Wouter A. Dreschler


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17. Auditory Guided Arm and Whole Body Movements in Young Infants

By Audrey L.H. van der Meer and F.R. (Ruud) van der Weel


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18. Camera Pointing with Coordinate-Free Localization and Tracking

By Evan Ettinger and Yoav Freund


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19. Sound Image Localization on Flat Display Panels

By Gabriel Pablo Nava, Yoshinari Shirai, Kaji Katsuhiko, Masafumi Matsuda, Keiji Hirata and Shigemi Aoyagi


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20. Backward Compatible Spatialized Teleconferencing based on Squeezed Recordings

By Christian H. Ritz, Muawiyath Shujau, Xiguang Zheng, Bin Cheng, Eva Cheng and Ian S Burnett


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21. Neurophysiological Correlate of Binaural Auditory Filter Bandwidth and Localization Performance Studied by Auditory Evoked Fields

By Yoshiharu Soeta and Seiji Nakagawa


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22. Processing of Binaural Information in Human Auditory Cortex

By Blake W. Johnson


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23. The Impact of Stochastic and Deterministic Sounds on Visual, Tactile and Proprioceptive Modalities

By J.E. Lugo, R. Doti and J. Faubert


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24. Discrete Damage Modelling for Computer Aided Acoustic Emissions in Health Monitoring

By Antonio Rinaldi, Gualtiero Gusmano and Silvia Licoccia


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25. Comparative Analysis of Spatial Hearing of Terrestrial, Semiaquatic and Aquatic Mammals

By Elena Babushina and Mikhail Polyakov


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26. Directional Hearing in Fishes

By Richard R. Fay


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27. Frequency Dependent Specialization for Processing Binaural Auditory Cues in Avian Sound Localization Circuits

By Rei Yamada and Harunori Ohmori


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28. Highly Defined Whale Group Tracking by Passive Acoustic Stochastic Matched Filter

By Frédéric Bénard, Hervé Glotin and Pascale Giraudet


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29. Localising Cetacean Sounds for the Real-Time Mitigation and Long-Term Acoustic Monitoring of Noise

By Michel André, Ludwig Houégnigan, Mike van der Schaar, Eric Delory, Serge Zaugg, Antonio M. Sánchez and Alex Mas


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30. Sound Localisation in Practice: An Application in Localisation of Sick Animals in Commercial Piggeries

By Vasileios Exadaktylos, Mitchell Silva, Sara Ferrari, Marcella Guarino and Daniel Berckmans


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