Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-2397

An On-Line, Order-Based Roughness Algorithm 2007-01-2397

This paper presents an on-line, order-based roughness approach for vehicle engine sounds. This new algorithm reconstructs the sound envelope per critical band in an analytical way from the order amplitudes, phases and frequencies. The most time-demanding operations of the classical roughness models are no longer needed, rendering the algorithm extremely fast and applicable in real-time. Another interesting characteristic of this new algorithm is the unique link which is established between the roughness and the engine order components of the sound. Sound engineers can easily identify which order components need to be modified to reduce a roughness problem.


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