Binaural Capture and Synthesis of Ambient Soundscapes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,936.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-6904
Award Id:
86835
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-015-0004
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
606421105
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bouchard
Technology Line Manager
(401) 845-9053
tbouchard@lio.aacisd.com
Business Contact:
Richard Lawless
Vice President of Operations
(631) 273-5700
RLawless@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) will develop a reliable, validated, and fully documented system for digitally recording ambient soundscapes and resynthesize the desired soundscape for binaural presentation to human listeners via headphones. The system will take advantage of the established acoustical signal processing technology of AAC and the state-of-the-art psychoacoustics research and audio recording and processing expertise of Montana State University and Dr. Rob Maher. The system proposed by AAC will exploit the directional recording capability of the microphone array through the process of beamforming. The system will also be able to reproduce a given soundscape based on known parameters using a database of existing auditory environments and statistical models. This will allow the system to reproduce a variety of different listening environments to fit particular user applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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