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Identification of Military-relevant Sound Events in Complex Operational Environments

Location

MD, FL, and AL-Human Research & Engineering Directorate, Human Research and Engineering Directorate

RO# Location
76.27.01.B3132 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210055425

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Scharine, Angelique Anne angelique.a.scharine.civ@mail.mil 410.278.5957

Description

Auditory information is often the first alert to events occurring in an environment. Recognition of sound sources can serve to inform the soldier of relevant events occurring in his surroundings. However, the science of sound identification is still relatively unexplored and highly dependent on context. In order to develop soldier training and military aids, we seek to characterize auditory scenes by identifying auditory events important in the spectrum of military operations. This requires that we understand the features that allow the listener to recognize and identify aspects of relevant sound-source events. Models of these source and sound feature relationships have several applications. They can be used to predict soldier performance in complex environments as well as to develop training paradigms, either to train soldiers in the identification of sounds themselves or to design realistic virtual training simulations. This work may include studies in sound source identification, development of sensory training tools and paradigms, and perception modeling of auditory and multimodal perception.

 

Keywords:
Signal detection; Acoustic signature recognition; Auditory memory; Sensory training;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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