Available Technology

3D Audio System

Ames Research Center research into virtual reality led to the development of the Convolvotron, a high speed digital audio processing system that delivers three-dimensional sound over headphones. It consists of a two-card set designed for use with a personal computer. The Convolvotron's primary application is presentation of 3D audio signals over headphones. Four independent sound sources are filtered with large time-varying filters that compensate for motion. The perceived location of the sound remains constant. Possible applications are in air traffic control towers or airplane cockpits, hearing and perception research and virtual reality development.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
ARC-SO-105
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Far West
State: 
California
Lab Representatives
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google Plus Share to Linkedin