Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016)

2.5D Near-field Reproduction in Higher Order Ambisonics

Wen-Bei Wang, Mao-Shen Jia, Chang-Chun Bao
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Wen-Bei Wang
Available Online December 2016.
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Higher order Ambisonics, 2.5D near-field reproduction, DM-NFC filter, 3D higher order loudspeaker.
2.5-dimensional (2.5D) sound field reproduction is a hot topic in acoustic signal processing, which overcomes the dimensionality mismatch (DM) problem between 2-dimensional (2D) sound field synthesis and practical sound sources. Based on the cylindrical/spherical harmonic expansion of Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), a new method for 2.5D near-field reproduction is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a DM near-field corrected (DM-NFC) filter is proposed for restricting the 2.5D near-field distortion and achieving an efficient implementation. Secondly, we obtain the modified cylindrical harmonic expansion of the desired sound field based on cylindrical harmonic synthesis. Then, a general expression of the loudspeaker driving function is derived by using the concept of continuous loudspeaker array hypothesis. Finally, the proposed method is extended by using a circular array of 3-dimensional (3D) higher order (HO) loudspeakers, which provides a mode matching solution based on 3D wavefield translation. The test results indicate that the 2.5D near-field distortion is evidently eliminated by the proposed method. Furthermore, through using HO loudspeaker array, the proposed can significantly reduce the minimum number of loudspeakers for 2.5D near-field reproduction.
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AU  - Wen-Bei Wang
AU  - Mao-Shen Jia
AU  - Chang-Chun Bao
PY  - 2016/12
DA  - 2016/12
TI  - 2.5D Near-field Reproduction in Higher Order Ambisonics
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 417
EP  - 422
SN  - 2352-538X
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ID  - Wang2016/12
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