INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP
8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

A Piecewise Interpolation Method based on Log-Least Square Error Criterion for HRTF

Jie Zhang, Zhenyang Wu

Southeast University, China

This paper addresses the problem of accurately realizing the interpolation of spatially discrete head-related transfer function (HRTF) for synthesis of virtual auditory space. By analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of general bilinear interpolation method in 3D-sound, associating with human auditory system's mechanism of band-pass filtering and consulting critical bands of psychoacoustics, the paper presents a piecewise interpolation method based on log-least square error criterion for HRTF's magnitude to compensate the deficiency of bilinear method in intermediate frequency. As seen from the following simulations, this new method accomplishes preferable results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhang, Jie / Wu, Zhenyang (2004): "A piecewise interpolation method based on log-least square error criterion for HRTF", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 2457-2460.