BMus (Tonmeister), MSc, PhD
- Primary position:
- Research Fellow in Active Control
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.
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.
Maureen Mew Prize for the best graduating PhD from the ISVR
Sir James Lighthill Award for best student paper published in the proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration
E. J. Richards Prize for the best MSc dissertation
P. E. Doak Prize for academic achievement during MSc
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
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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.
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.
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 and hybrid vehicles could improve safety for pedestrians without unnecessarily increasing environmental noise pollution.
Generating a Personal Listening Zone from a Mobile Device
Mobile audio devices are widely used in public spaces and reducing the noise nuisance that they pose can be achieved using loudspeaker arrays.
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.
Primary research group: ISVR Signal Processing and Control Group
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
Dr Jordan Cheer
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Room Number: 13/3053