Wang, T., Zhu, Z., & Divakaran, A., (April 15, 2010). “Long range audio and audio-visual event detection using a laser Doppler vibrometer,” in Proceedings SPIE Vol. 7704.
Association of audio events with video events presents a challenge to a typical camera-microphone approach in order to capture AV signals from a large distance. Setting up a long range microphone array and performing geo-calibration of both audio and video sensors is difficult. In this work, in addition to a geo-calibrated electro-optical camera, we propose to use a novel optical sensor – a Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) for real-time audio sensing, which allows us to capture acoustic signals from a large distance, and to use the same geo-calibration for both the camera and the audio (via LDV). We have promising preliminary results on association of the audio recording of speech with the video of the human speaker.