Booming Index Development for Sound Quality Evaluation of a Passenger Car 2003-01-1497
This paper presents a new booming index, which is developed by using psychoacoustics theory and neural network theory. The input of neural network is sound metrics for interior noise signal, which replace of the auditory system of a human. The neural network replace of the neuron structure of human' brain. The 150 sounds for the training of neural network or for optimization of the weights of the neuron have been synthesized by using a reference sound signal measured on the drive seat. The correlation for booming sounds between objective values evaluated by the trained neural network system and the subjective values evaluated by the 21 persons are well corresponded.