Abstract by Jared Miller
Physics and Astronomy
Altering Listening Environments through Active Noise Control
There has always been a significant population concerned with achieving the best possible environment for listening to music; but in our world of convenience, people don’t want to have to go to the symphony hall to enjoy such an experience. For applications such as this, the research presented here utilizes active noise control to alter the sound created to correspond to a more desirable listening environment. Incorporating measured acoustic impulse responses into a filtered-x algorithm minimizes the difference between music played in a given environment and what it would sound like in an ideal environment. Creating a computational simulation allowed for rigorous testing of the algorithm. Once the algorithm was fine tuned through the simulated testing, it could be applied in a physical system. Physical testing is still underway with results forthcoming.