By Sebastian Möller
The caliber of a telecommunication voice carrier is basically inftuenced by way of the standard of the transmission process. however, the research, synthesis and prediction of caliber may still bear in mind its multidimensional elements. caliber may be considered as some degree the place the perceived features and the specified or anticipated ones meet. A schematic is gifted which classifies varied entities which give a contribution to the standard of a provider, considering conversational, consumer as weIl as provider comparable contributions. ranging from this idea, perceptively correct parts of speech verbal exchange caliber are pointed out. The perceptive elements consequence from ele ments of the transmission configuration. A simulation version is built and applied which permits the main correct parameters of conventional trans venture configurations to be manipulated, in actual time and for the dialog scenario. Inputs into the simulation are instrumentally measurable caliber components wide-spread in transmission making plans of mobilephone networks. a discounted set of those caliber components varieties a foundation for types which target at predicting mouth-to-ear caliber because it will be perceived via a consumer of the sys tem. those versions are a massive instrument for the planner of telecommunication networks, as they permit the predicted caliber to be anticipated prematurely, even prior to the community has been arrange. recognized types (the SUBMOD and the E-model) are analyzed in additional element, with an emphasis at the psy choacoustic and psychophysical backgrounds.
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1: the sidetone masking rating (ST M R) for talker sidetone and the listener sidetone rating (LST R). If one compares the frequency responses between electrical and acoustic sidetone paths, it can be seen that the attenuation of the acoustic paths (due to acoustic leakage and bone conduction) is relatively small for low frequencies, but is considerable for high frequencies (ETSI Technical Report ETR 250, 1996, p. 46). In other words, the 30 ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION OF TELEPHONE-SPEECH QUALITY acoustic sidetone path dominates over the electrical one for frequencies below approx.
The latter varies according to the individual and to the topic of conversation. When the response of the dialog partner does not correspond to the expected window due to delay, this is normally not direct1y attributed to the connection, but in the first instance to the conversation partner. Thus, even major degradation due to waiting and double-talk cause a decrease in task performance and in the so-called "conversation efficiency", but they are not necessarily rated as a quality degradation of the system or service.
2 of ITU-T Rec. 27 with La = 0, values for ST M Rand Le taken from Tab. I of ETSI Technical Report ETR 250 (1996). 1. 05 0 0 0 0 parts (the so-called hybrids). The degree ofmismatch between the impedances determines the amount of the signal reflected, and thus the 10udness of the echo. Echo can be categorized into talker echo (if the talker is affected by his own signal) and listener echo (resulting from multiple reflections). Listener echo results in a more 'hollow' sound when the round trip delay is low.