Design of UAV-Embedded Microphone Array System for Sound Source Localization in Outdoor Environments†
AbstractIn search and rescue activities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) should exploit sound information to compensate for poor visual information. This paper describes the design and implementation of a UAV-embedded microphone array system for sound source localization in outdoor environments. Four critical development problems included water-resistance of the microphone array, efficiency in assembling, reliability of wireless communication, and sufficiency of visualization tools for operators. To solve these problems, we developed a spherical microphone array system (SMAS) consisting of a microphone array, a stable wireless network communication system, and intuitive visualization tools. The performance of SMAS was evaluated with simulated data and a demonstration in the field. Results confirmed that the SMAS provides highly accurate localization, water resistance, prompt assembly, stable wireless communication, and intuitive information for observers and operators. View Full-Text
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Hoshiba, K.; Washizaki, K.; Wakabayashi, M.; Ishiki, T.; Kumon, M.; Bando, Y.; Gabriel, D.; Nakadai, K.; Okuno, H.G. Design of UAV-Embedded Microphone Array System for Sound Source Localization in Outdoor Environments. Sensors 2017, 17, 2535.
Hoshiba K, Washizaki K, Wakabayashi M, Ishiki T, Kumon M, Bando Y, Gabriel D, Nakadai K, Okuno HG. Design of UAV-Embedded Microphone Array System for Sound Source Localization in Outdoor Environments. Sensors. 2017; 17(11):2535.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hoshiba, Kotaro; Washizaki, Kai; Wakabayashi, Mizuho; Ishiki, Takahiro; Kumon, Makoto; Bando, Yoshiaki; Gabriel, Daniel; Nakadai, Kazuhiro; Okuno, Hiroshi G. 2017. "Design of UAV-Embedded Microphone Array System for Sound Source Localization in Outdoor Environments." Sensors 17, no. 11: 2535.
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