Accuracy Study of a Real-Time Hybrid Sound Source Localization Algorithm

  • Fernando A. Escobar
  • Xin Chang
  • Christian Ibala
  • Carlos Valderrama
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 124)


Sound source localization in real time can be employed in numerous applications such as filtering, beamforming, security system integration, etc. Algorithms employed in this field require not only fast processing speed but also enough accuracy to properly cope with the application requirements. This work presents accuracy benchmarks of a hybrid approach previously proposed, which is based on the Generalized Cross Correlation (GCC), and the Delay and Sum beamforming (DSB). Tests were performed considering a linear microphone array simulated in MATLAB. Analysis through variations in array size, number of microphones, spacing and other characteristics, were included. Results obtained show that the proposed algorithm is as good as the DSB under some conditions that can be easily met.


Accuracy Sound localization Generalized Cross Correlation Beamforming Computational Complexity Real Time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando A. Escobar
    • 1
  • Xin Chang
    • 1
  • Christian Ibala
    • 2
  • Carlos Valderrama
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de MonsBelgium
  2. 2.University of LimerickIreland

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