With the unique Communication Acoustics Simulator the acoustics of nearly every listening room can be simulated. The acoustic parameters of this room – reverb time and acoustic room size – can be changed and virtual sound sources can be placed inside. This way, acoustic characteristics of office buildings, cathedrals, concert halls and even train stations and bathrooms can be simulated. The room can be used for research projects that require definite, variable acoustic room characteristics and specific background noise situations.
A total of nine acoustic measuring booths with a size of 3 to 29 m2 are available to the Institute for acoustic analysis. In addition to psychoacoustic fundamental research, the booths can also be used for measuring standard-audiometric parameters as well as complex free range setups and ERA/OAE devices.
Because of its size, equipment and frequency characteristic our anechoic room is ideally suited for precise acoustic measurements and psycho-acoustic tests. Additional Equipment is available for accurate sound-source localization experiments.
This echo chamber has been built in 2005 at the Institute of Technical and Applied Physics GmbH (itap) at Oldenburg University. It is a standard size echo chamber that is used for research by Fraunhofer IDMT. In this chamber, acoustic features of materials and components are analyzed and the sound power is measured in machine acoustics.
Fraunhofer IDMT uses the wind tunnel of the Oldenburg University to analyze influences of air flow on audio systems, e. g. on multimedia and communication devices worn at ones body.