An android app for spatial acoustic analysis as a learning tool

Thomas H. DePue, Benjamin Robistow, Robert Newman, Kevin Mack, Mahesh K. Banavar, Tianqi Yang, Dana Barry, Paul Curtis, Andreas Spanias, Whitni Watkins

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


An Android app has been developed to assist in the education of individuals in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course of study. The Android Reflection Application provides students a means to determine distances to objects while allowing them the ability to manipulate signal envelopes, signal shapes, signal types, and frequency constraints. The convenient and intuitive graphical user interface immerses the user into a richly educational environment allowing for the solidification of fundamental concepts regarding digital signal processing (DSP). In addition to the educational benefits, this application is also being applied to spatial acoustic analysis and assistance in low-visibility. This feature will allow users to determine the best use for a given space whether it is a quiet study room or a room better suited for conference meetings. The effectiveness of this application has not yet been formally tested but suggests a positive result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017904
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016 - Erie, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 15 2016


Other46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Android
  • Autocorrelation
  • DSP
  • Mobile echolocation
  • Signal processing
  • Spatial acoustic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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