Self-Configuring ENvironment-aware Intelligent aCoustic sensing - a European project funded under the Future and Emerging Technology initiative concerning environment-aware geometric acoustic processing (project coordination ISPG)

The SCENIC project is aimed at developing a comprehensive set of methodologies and analysis tools that will enable acoustic systems to become aware of their own characteristics and geometry and those of the environment that they operate in, and will enable advanced space-time processing solutions to take advantage of the additional information provided by the environment’s response.

One key point of the project is in the fact that, in order to achieve this status of awareness, sensors and sources will be used together in a synergistic fashion, while keeping into account requirements of flexibility, cost and real-time operation. In order to approach these problems, we need a general theory that merges computational acoustic geometry with acoustic channel identification in a comprehensive and elegant fashion.