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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Fundamental and Technological Limitations of Immersive Audio Systems

CHRIS KYRIAKAKIS,     MEMBER, IEEE; The author is with the Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2564 USA. E-mail address: ckyriak@imsc.usc.edu

Numerous applications are currently envisioned for immersive audio systems. The principal function of such systems is to synthesize, manipulate, and render sound fields in real time. In this paper, we examine several fundamental and technological limitations that impede the development of seamless immersive audio systems. Such limitations stem from signal-processing requirements, acoustical considerations, human listening characteristics, and listener movement. We present a brief ...

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