Tongyang Shi, Yangfan Liu and J. Stuart Bolton, “The use of wideband acoustical holography for noise source visualization,” Proceedings of NoiseCon 2016, 479-490, Providence, Rhode Island,June 2016.


Regularization is an important step in the acoustic holography process, since it can help mitigate problems associated with evanescent waves, the ill-posed nature of the problem, etc. and there is no single regularization method that is best for all problems. Recently, a new monopole-based equivalent source procedure referred to as wideband holography was developed by Hald (J. Hald, ”Wideband Acoustical Holography”, INTER-NOISE 2014) as part of which regularization procedures were proposed to optimize the solution in the case of an under-determined system. By using this method it is possible to balance the model accuracy and the sparsity of the system: i.e., the procedure allows the systematic reduction of number of the equivalent sources in the model. In the present work, experiments were conducted by using a loudspeaker cabinet and an eighteen channel irregular array placed in front of the loudspeaker. Low order equivalent source distributions placed in different locations were used during the acoustic field reconstruction. It was found that wideband holography can improve the accuracy of noise source location prediction, and give better acoustic field reconstruction results compared to other methods.


Wideband acoustical holography, Sournd source visualization, Equivalent source methods, Nearfield acoustical holography


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