Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

Smartphones based sound direction estimation can be helpful in many situations. For example, a deaf person in a meeting room can look at the smartphone to find out which direction the speaker is in and then he can look in appropriate direction to read lips/gestures of the speaker. Many smartphones today come with two built-in microphones located at physically different positions. This difference in position can cause time difference of arrival (TDOA) of sound on both microphones. Value of TDOA for two microphones may vary depending on the location of sound source with respect to the smartphone. This time difference of arrival can be used to estimate incoming sound direction with respect to smartphone. Challenges involved in angle estimation arise mainly because of heterogeneous characteristics of different types of sounds, small distance between two microphones on the smart-phone and different positions of microphones on different devices. In this work we implemented TDOA based angle estimation for white noise as sound source. We look at this work as a first step towards achieving application described earlier.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Software Engineering

Publication

MobiSys '16 Companion: Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services Companion, Singapore, June 26-30, 2016

First Page

119

Last Page

119

ISBN

9781450344166

Identifier

10.1145/2938559.2938584

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2938559.2938584

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