A database of head-related transfer function and morphological measurements

Rahulram Sridhar, Joseph G. Tylka, Edgar Yazid Choueiri

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Abstract

A database of head-related transfer function (HRTF) and morphological measurements of human subjects and mannequins is presented. Data-driven HRTF estimation techniques require large datasets of measured HRTFs and morphological data, but only a few such databases are freely available. This paper describes an on-going project to measure HRTFs and corresponding 3D morphological scans. For a given subject, 648 HRTFs are measured at a distance of 0.76 m in an anechoic chamber and 3D scans of the subject’s head and upper torso are acquired using structured-light scanners. The HRTF data are stored in the standardized “SOFA format” (spatially-oriented format for acoustics) while scans are stored in the Polygon File Format. The database is freely available online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Pages851-855
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870703
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017 - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 20 2017

Publication series

Name143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017
Volume2

Other

Other143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention 2017, AES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period10/18/1710/20/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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