Engineering and the Environment

Jordan Cheer

BMus (Tonmeister), MSc, PhD

Primary position:
Research Fellow in Active Control

Background

The University of Southampton

Current Position

Jordan Cheer is a Research Fellow in Active Control at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. His work covers both active control of noise and vibration and sound field control for audio reproduction.

Career History

Jordan Cheer graduated from the University of Surrey in 2008 with a BMus (Tonmeister) in Music and Sound Recording. In 2009 he received the MSc in Sound and Vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, with a thesis on the design of directional loudspeakers for mobile devices. Following this he carried out his doctoral research in the Signal Processing and Control group of the ISVR on the subject of active control of the acoustic environment in automobile cabins. This was funded by the Green City Car Project which was part of the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. Having received the PhD in 2012 he was then appointed as Research Fellow in Active Control at the ISVR.

Awards

2013    Maureen Mew Prize for the best graduating PhD from the ISVR
2012  Sir James Lighthill Award for best student paper published in the proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration
2010 E. J. Richards Prize for the best MSc dissertation
2009 P. E. Doak Prize for academic achievement during MSc

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2014) The design and performance of feedback controllers for the attenuation of road noise in vehicles. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (In Press).
Cheer, Jordan, Elliott, Stephen J. and Gálvez, Marcos F. Simón (2013) Design and implementation of a car cabin personal audio system. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 61, (6), 412-424.
Cheer, Jordan, Elliott, Stephen J., Kim, Youngtae and Choi, Jung-Woo (2013) Practical implementation of personal audio in a mobile device. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 61, (5), 290-300.
Simón Gálvez, Marcos F., Elliott, Stephen J. and Cheer, Jordan (2012) A superdirective array of phase shift sources. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, (2), 746-756. (doi:10.1121/1.4733556).
Elliott, Stephen J., Cheer, Jordan, Choi, Jung-Woo and Kim, Youngtae (2012) Robustness and Regularization of personal audio systems. IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, 20, (7), 2123-2133. (doi:10.1109/TASL.2012.2197613).
Elliott, Stephen J., Cheer, Jordan, Murfet, Harry and Holland, Keith R. (2010) Minimally radiating sources for personal audio. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, (4), 1721-1728. (doi:10.1121/1.3479758 ). (PMID:2096834).

Book Section

Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2013) A comparison between control strategies for a car cabin personal audio system. In, Proceedings of the Audio Engineering Society. 52nd Audio Engineering Society Conference , Audio Engineering Society.
Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen (2013) Multichannel feedback control of interior road noise. In, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. International Congress on Acoustics 2013 Melville, US, Acoustical Society of America, 030118-[9pp]. (doi:10.1121/1.4799168).
Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2013) Design and implementation of a personal audio system in a car cabin. In, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustcs. ICA 2013 Montreal Melville, US, Acoustical Society of America, 055009-[9pp]. (Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19). (doi:10.1121/1.4798948).
Cheer, Jordan, Birchall, Tom, Clark, Paul, Moran, Jordan, Elliott, Stephen J. and Fazi, Filippo (2013) Design and implementation of a directive electric car warning sound. In, Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics Vol. 35. Acoustics 2013 Saint Albans, GB, Institute of Acoustics.
Simón Gálvez, Marcos, Elliott, Stephen J. and Cheer, Jordan (2012) Loudspeaker arrays for family TV. In, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration , International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.
Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2012) Spatial and temporal filtering for feedback control of road noise in cars. In, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration , International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.
Cheer, Jordan, Abbott, Mark and Elliott, Stephen J. (2011) Structural-acoustic coupling and psychophysical effects in the active control of noise in vehicles. In, Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. Acoustics 2011 , Institute of Acoustics.
Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2011) The effect of structural-acoustic coupling on the active control of noise in vehicles. In, De Roeck, G., Degrande, G., Lombaert, G. and Müller, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2011. Leuven, Belgium, The European Association for Structural Dynamics, 3206-3213.
Cheer, Jordan, Elliott, Stephen J., Kim, Youngtae and Choi, Jung-Woo (2011) The effect of finite sized baffles on mobile device personal audio. In, Proceedings of the Audio Engineering Society. 130th Audio Engineering Society Convention London, GB, Audio Engineering Society.

Conference or Workshop Item

Cheer, Jordan and Elliott, Stephen J. (2012) Modal and multichannel feedback control of road noise in a car. In, 7th International Styrian Noise, Vibration & Harshness Congress, Graz, AT, 13 - 15 Jun 2012.
Elliott, Stephen J., Cheer, Jordan and Simón Gálvez, Marcos (2011) Personal audio and the active control of sound in the environment. 8th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, Singapore, SG, 13 - 16 Dec 2011.

Monograph

Elliott, S.J. and Cheer, J. (2011) Regularisation and robustness of personal audio systems. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 50pp. (ISVR Technical Memorandum, 995).

Thesis

Cheer, Jordan (2012) Active control of the acoustic environment in an automobile cabin. University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Doctoral Thesis , 389pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Dr Cheer’s research interests focus on the active control of both sound and vibration. This encompasses both the reduction of unwanted noise and vibration and the enhancement or manipulation of wanted sounds. Within these research areas he is specifically interested in:

  • Industrial applications of active noise and vibration control.
  • Algorithm development for active noise and vibration control. 
  • Multi-input, multi-output and modal feedback active control systems.
  • Loudspeaker array design and signal processing for the generation of spatial sound zones.

Primary research group:  ISVR Signal Processing and Control Group

Research projects

Active Control of Engine and Road Noise for a Green City Car

The use of active noise control in cars may allow manufacturers to remove traditional passive acoustic treatments and thus reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Active Control of Sound and Vibration on a Luxury Yacht

Traditional passive noise and vibration techniques can be complemented by active control systems and improve the acoustic environment in luxury yachts.

Directive Warning Sounds for Electric Vehicles

The generation of independent listening zones in a car cabin would allow each occupant to listen to a different audio programme without the constraints of headphones.

Generating a Personal Listening Zone from a Mobile Device

Mobile audio devices are widely used in public spaces and reducing the noise nuisance that the pose can be achieved using loudspeaker arrays.

Generation of Multiple Independent Listening Zones in a Vehicle Cabin

The generation of independent listening zones in a car cabin would allow each occupant to listen to a different audio programme without the constraints of headphones.

The generation of independent listening zones in a car cabin.

The application of active noise and vibration control to luxury yachts.

The investigation of low-cost active control systems for green city cars

Contact

Dr Jordan Cheer
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 13/3053