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Engine Sound Simulation and Generation in Driving Simulator
Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo (2018, Orlando, FL)
  • Shuang Wu
  • Wenjin Tao
  • Ming-Chuan Leu, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Suzanna Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Simulating a driving environment that provides realistic engine sounds as auditory feedback to the driver can improve the immersion in a driving simulator. However, this is challenging due to the complexity of engine sounds and a wide range of vehicle speeds. This paper describes a method of engine sound simulation and generation for a driving simulator, using Spectral Modeling Synthesis (SMS) to decompose the sound samples into deterministic and stochastic components, and then to resynthesize the sounds with these two components. A linear interpolation method is proposed to generate engine sounds not available in the database from the sounds recorded at two nearby engine speeds. The method is successfully implemented in our driving simulator. Overall, the proposed method provides a practical solution for generating engine sounds of satisfactory quality for driving simulations.

Meeting Name
2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018 (2018: May 19-22, Orlando, FL)
Department(s)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Second Department
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Research Center/Lab(s)
INSPIRE - University Transportation Center
Keywords and Phrases
  • Driving Simulator,
  • Sound Generation,
  • Sound Modeling,
  • Sound Simulation
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2018 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
5-1-2018
Citation Information
Shuang Wu, Wenjin Tao, Ming-Chuan Leu and Suzanna Long. "Engine Sound Simulation and Generation in Driving Simulator" Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo (2018, Orlando, FL) (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanna_long/107/