acoustics, instrumentation, location detector, sound intensity, PAGE method, LabVIEW, physics
In this paper, development through the use of LabVIEW for an acoustical energy quantity detector is discussed. This detector uses the quantity of sound intensity to locate the direction of a sound source in three dimensional space with relation to the center of a spherical microphone probe placed directly under a web camera. The direction and the magnitude of the sound intensity are then used to generate an arrow pointing in the direction of the sound source and position it on top the web camera's image of the surrounding area. These quantities are then also used to highlight an area of interest if the direction indicates the sound source to be within the camera's viewing screen. This is all done in real time and through the use of the PAGE method as a means to calculate the intensity vector.
This paper was completed during the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics (REU) program. More information about this program can be found here.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Young, Jacey, "Developing a Location Detector Using Acoustical Energy Quantities" (2017). Student Publications. 208.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
REU summer research program
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