Evaluation of Auralization and Visualization Systems for Railway Noise Scenes

Reto Pieren, Kurt Heutschi, R Aalmoes, Dick Simons

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By directly addressing the hearing sensation, auralization is an intuitive means for the assessment and communication of noise scenarios. Authenticity can be fu1iher improved by offering visual information. Currently, various auralization and visualization systems exist, that differ with respect to their sound and image signal generation as well as their reproduction strategy. Within the past few years, the entertainment indushy has launched several virtual reality (YR) products such as head-mounted displays or game engines that appear attractive for applications in environmental sound auralization. This contribution gives an overview of current VR systems and inti·oduces evaluation criteria for comparison and assessment. Focus here is on the application to different railway noise scenes. This involves the generation of stimuli for experimental studies and the use as a demonstrator. To achieve maximal flexibility with respect to scenarios and the reproduction systems, the synthesis of sound and images on the basis of on an object-based approach is suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering Taming Noise and Moving Quiet
Subtitle of host publicationTaming Noise and Moving Quiet, 27-30 Aug 2017 Hong Kong, China
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9899431-8-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInter-Noise 2017: 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Taming Noise and Moving Quiet - Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
Conference number: 46


ConferenceInter-Noise 2017
Abbreviated titleInter-Noise 2017
CityHong Kong
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  • Auralization
  • Visualization
  • Railway Noise

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