Sound Localization and Structural Dynamics

Sound Localization and Visualization

When sound is annoying, its name is noise. When noise is the problem for any reason like high and dangerous levels for the human ear, malfunction of and failures in machines, lacking acoustic comfort or sound quality, … we measure, visualize and localize the sources and finally analyze them.

Our algorithmic tools are three localization techniques: beamforming, intensity and holography. The Acoustic Camera applies all three techniques in conjuction with different microphone arrays.

The measurement results show the main and secondary sound sources in acoustic maps as well as the related frequency range. This useful data is provided as photo, video, or 3D model with a spectral-colors overlay.

Remember when you analyse and reduce noise, the first step is to localize it.

Use the best tool, use the Acoustic Camera.

The Acoustic Camera

The Acoustic Camera was the first commercially viable system using beamforming to visually localize acoustic emissions. Brought to the market in 2001 as a pioneer technique, the Acoustic Camera has become a metaphor over the years for beamforming systems in general. The tool is now used in a variety of industries and has a growing customer base worldwide.

Our brochure "Listening with your eyes" presents the wide range of application and gives an overview of the system components. 

The original Acoustic Camera is a one-stop system developed fully in-house. Data acquisition, microphone arrays and software come fully integrated. That is only one of the many reasons why we outperfom any solution on the market.

Vibration & Structural Dynamics

Sound and vibrations are in the same team, just different approaches. We can also record them together with one data recorder. Our automatic modal hammer WaveHitMAX and our modal analysis software WaveImage will be your best allies to develop high-precision single-hit excitations and easy and advanced data processing. They complete the system for structural dynamics.