Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T

Center

MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington, Massachusetts

Abstract

Acoustic localization is a system of determining the position of a sound source via an array of acoustic sensors. Historically, acoustic localization has been performed by hardware that was custom designed for the task. But if it were possible to use commercially available cell phones as acoustic sensors, then there could be a substantial savings in non-recurring engineering costs and a significant speed up in the time to realization of a system. This project used two cell phones to investigate the potential of a cell phone to perform acoustic localization. The phones were connected to a wireless network where they streamed audio data to a computer to be processed. The phones show potential for future use in not only acoustic localization but many different types of sensor networks.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Project Center

MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Lexington, Massachusetts

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