Advances in Signal Processing Vol. 4(1), pp. 1 - 5
DOI: 10.13189/asp.2016.040101
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Increasing the Accuracy of Reverberation Time Measurement Using Wavelet Thresholding


Denny Hermawato 1,*, Hastuadi Harsa 2
1 Acoustic & Vibration Metrology Laboratory, Research Center for Metrology - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (RCM-LIPI), Indonesia
2 Research and Development Centre, BMKG Jakarta, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Reverberation time measurement is used in building acoustic analysis and determination of acoustic characteristic of a material such as sound transmission loss and sound absorption index. This process measures the time needed for sound to decay 60 dB since the steady sound in the room is switched off. Usually, the reverberation time is estimated from sound decay curve. In the real reverberation time measurement, the smooth sound decay curve is hard to find because the original sound wave combines with reflection sound wave. In this paper, two level Daubechies wavelet transform is performed to filter noise in the sound decay. The applied wavelet thresholding successfully filtered out the maximum and minimum peak in the sound decay curve, therefore the estimation of reverberation time can be done more accurately in high and low frequency region.

KEYWORDS
Sound Measurement, Reverberation Time, Wavelet Filter, Daubechies

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Denny Hermawato , Hastuadi Harsa , "Increasing the Accuracy of Reverberation Time Measurement Using Wavelet Thresholding," Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1 - 5, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/asp.2016.040101.

(b). APA Format:
Denny Hermawato , Hastuadi Harsa (2016). Increasing the Accuracy of Reverberation Time Measurement Using Wavelet Thresholding. Advances in Signal Processing, 4(1), 1 - 5. DOI: 10.13189/asp.2016.040101.