Binaural Capture and Synthesis of Ambient Soundscapes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6904
Agency Tracking Number: F081-015-0004
Amount: $99,936.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
DUNS: 606421105
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Bouchard
 Technology Line Manager
 (401) 845-9053
Business Contact
 Richard Lawless
Title: Vice President of Operations
Phone: (631) 273-5700
Research Institution
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.

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