Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network

F. Jacob, R. Haeb-Umbach, ArXiv E-Prints (2015).

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Joint audio-visual speaker tracking requires that the locations of microphones and cameras are known and that they are given in a common coordinate system. Sensor self-localization algorithms, however, are usually separately developed for either the acoustic or the visual modality and return their positions in a modality specific coordinate system, often with an unknown rotation, scaling and translation between the two. In this paper we propose two techniques to determine the positions of acoustic sensors in a common coordinate system, based on audio-visual correlates, i.e., events that are localized by both, microphones and cameras separately. The first approach maps the output of an acoustic self-calibration algorithm by estimating rotation, scale and translation to the visual coordinate system, while the second solves a joint system of equations with acoustic and visual directions of arrival as input. The evaluation of the two strategies reveals that joint calibration outperforms the mapping approach and achieves an overall calibration error of 0.20m even in reverberant environments.
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Jacob F, Haeb-Umbach R. Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network. ArXiv e-prints. 2015.
Jacob, F., & Haeb-Umbach, R. (2015). Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network. ArXiv E-Prints.
@article{Jacob_Haeb-Umbach_2015, title={Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network}, journal={ArXiv e-prints}, author={Jacob, Florian and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold}, year={2015} }
Jacob, Florian, and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach. “Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network.” ArXiv E-Prints, 2015.
F. Jacob and R. Haeb-Umbach, “Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network,” ArXiv e-prints, 2015.
Jacob, Florian, and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach. “Absolute Geometry Calibration of Distributed Microphone Arrays in an Audio-Visual Sensor Network.” ArXiv E-Prints, 2015.

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