Spatial sampling and beamforming for spherical microphone arrays Conference Paper uri icon


  • Spherical microphone arrays have been recently studied for spatial sound recording, speech communication, and sound field analysis for room acoustics and noise control. Complementary theoretical studies presented progress in spatial sampling and beamforming methods. This paper reviews recent results in spatial sampling that facilitate a wide range of spherical array configurations, from a single rigid sphere to free positioning of microphones. The paper then presents an overview of beamforming methods recently presented for spherical arrays, from the widely used delay-and-sum and Dolph-Chebyshev, to the more advanced optimal methods, typically performed in the spherical harmonics domain.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008