Availability of the CIPIC HRTF Database ("Richard O. Duda" )

Subject: Availability of the CIPIC HRTF Database
From:    "Richard O. Duda"  <rod(at)DUDA.ORG>
Date:    Thu, 6 Dec 2001 09:54:36 -0800

At the recent Mohonk workshop (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/waspaa01) we announced the availability of the CIPIC HRTF Database for anyone interested in studying the characteristics of head-related transfer functions. The database is in the public domain, and contains high-spatial-resolution HRTF measurements for 45 different subjects, including the KEMAR mannequin with both small and large pinnae. This announcement is for those who are interested in the database but who did not attend the workshop. The database includes 2,500 measurements of head-related impulse responses for each subject. These "standard" measurements were recorded at 25 different interaural-polar azimuths and 50 different interaural-polar elevations. Additional "special" measurements of the KEMAR manikin were made for the frontal and horizontal planes. In addition, the database includes anthropometric measurements for use in HRTF scaling studies, technical documentation, and utility programs for displaying and inspecting the data. Accessing the data requires MATLAB 5x or greater. Additional details are given in the following paper: V. R. Algazi, R. O. Duda, D. M. Thompson and C. Avendano, "The CIPIC HRTF Database," WASPAA01 (Proc. 2001 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Electroacoustics), pp. 99-102, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, Oct. 21-24, 2001. The size of the complete database is approximately 180 MBytes. Those who attended WASPAA01 already have both the paper referenced above and the database on the conference CD-ROM. The paper, the complete database, and/or certain selected portions of it can also be downloaded from the CIPIC website at http://www.interface.cipic.ucdavis.edu. Interested researchers with fast Internet connections are requested to obtain the data via http download. A limited number of CD-ROMs have been prepared for those who have a serious interest in the entire database but who cannot download such large files. If that describes your situation, please mail a written request on institutional letterhead that includes both your mailing address and your e-mail address to: CIPIC HRTF Database Administrator CIPIC Interface Laboratory 2343 Academic Surge 1 Shields Avenue University of California Davis, CA 95616-8553, USA

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