Accession Number : ADA616644


Title :   Parameterizing Sound: Design Considerations for an Environmental Sound Database


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-31 Jul 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Dickerson, Kelly ; Gaston, Jeremy R ; McCarty-Gibson, Savannah


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616644.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This report describes the work underway in establishing a database of environmental sounds for research at the US Army Research Laboratory. This report reviews the current status of research on environmental sound perception as well as the challenges associated with characterizing such a broad stimulus class. One of the goals of this report is to establish what properties of environmental sounds are important to document for the purposes of a database. We end this discussion by providing a path forward for implementing the criteria highlighted here. The current document provides a summary of high-impact research on environmental sound perception as well as documentation on the sound source acquisition process. A list of environmental sounds used in previous research is included with this report, and many of the sound files are available by request.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *SOUND , ACOUSTICS , ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES , AUDITORY PERCEPTION , DESIGN CRITERIA , ENVIRONMENTS , FILES(RECORDS) , PSYCHOPHYSICS


Subject Categories : Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE