Locating Image Sources from Multiple Spatial Room Impulse Responses

Otto Puomio*, Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Tapio Lokki

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Measured spatial room impulse responses have been used to compare acoustic spaces. One way to analyze and render such responses is to apply parametric methods, yet those methods have been bound to single measurement locations. This paper introduces a method that locates image sources from spatial room impulse responses measured at multiple source and receiver positions. The method aligns the measurements to a common coordinate frame and groups stable direction-of-arrival estimates to find image source positions. The performance of the method is validated with three case studies—one small room and two concert halls. The studies show that the method is able to locate the most prominent image sources even in complex spaces, providing new insights into available Spatial Room Impulse Response (SRIR) data and a starting point for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) acoustic rendering.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2485
Number of pages22
JournalApplied Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • room acoustics
  • spatial impulse response
  • microphone array
  • image source method
  • measurement analysis


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