Simulation and modelling of audio arrays is computationally slow and the results lack fidelity. Deployed systems are typically therefore under-optimised and subject to performance degradation as the environment changes.

This new analysis technique provides accurate real-time simulations which will allow the development of cost-effective,high performance 3D audio arrays into a wide range of products and services.

Benefits

.Improved Quality of Service – performance improvement delivers better user experience
.Dynamic – optimal performance is maintained in changing environments
.Reduced Size and Cost – fewer microphones in the array
.Power Reduction – less processing required by fewer microphones

Applications

Applications include any system with multiple receive (microphones) or transmit (speakers) elements that conform to the wave equation.

  • Event Recording – concerts, sports
  • Voice Recognition – e.g. Amazon Echo
  • Immersive Audio – gaming / home cinema
  • Automotive – beamforming for music / calls
  • Medical – improvements to ultrasound
  • Smartphone – improved microphone arrays,e.g. for teleconferencing

Properties

Project number

P1703

Commercial rights

Sole Rights / Non-exclusive

Source

Dstl

Regions

Worldwide

Available to license

Yes

Sectors

Electronics Transport

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