Scan & Paint TL

Scan & Paint system is a fast solution for stationary sound field visualization, based on a Microflown PU probe and a scanning measurement technique. The system is well known and appreciated within the automotive industry, thanks to its simplicity, robustness and the fact that measurements can be carried out in real operating environments. Apart from standard functions, the Scan & Paint can be equipped with an additional processing module, which will allow to use the system for in-situ transmission loss measurements. This module is not included in the standard Scan & Paint package.

This new module provides means to visualize the transmission loss in a form of an easy to interpret color map. The measurement procedure is as easy as the Scan & Paint system itself. All you need to do, in order to create a transmission loss distribution, is to position a volume velocity source in the vicinity of the area you wish to measure. Drive the sound source with white noise, and carry out a scan with a Microflown PU probe over the target area. Two scans need to be carried out. One of the scans is done from the emitter side of the studied area (the same side where the sound source is positioned), the second one is done on the receiver side (the opposite side to where the sound source is located). Both scans are processed exactly in the same way as any other Scan & Paint measurement would be. In the post-processing stage, the transmission loss module would merge the two scans, calculate the local transmission loss, and overlay the image of the measured area with a color map.

The transmission loss module provides two methods by which the transmission loss can be calculated:

Sound pressure method

If the sound field is diffuse in the incident room (emitter side), the spatial average of the mean square pressure can be used to describe the energy distribution for this volume.  At the transmitted room (receiver side), the intensity can be directly measured, having then enough information to calculate the TL coefficient.

Sound Intensity method

In case of lack of a diffuse field on both the incident and transmitted side (emitter, receiver), the transmissibility coefficient/ In situ transparency method can be used to define the effect of insertion of the measured panel.  This method uses the intensity measured at both sides of the studied surface, to estimate the effect of the structure insertion, assuming and being limited by the fact, that at the incident side, only the normal intensity is measured (deviations with the pressure method can occur for this reason).



  • Frequency range 20Hz - 10kHz
  • Fast method; short measurement and processing time
  • Low suscepebility to background noise and reflections
  • No need for anechoic room or anechoic conditions
  • Automatic synchronization of the measurements with the captured video data
  • High resolution mapping of:
    • Sound pressure
    • Particle velocity
    • Sound intensity
    • Absorption ( applicable in combination with the in-situ absorption setup )
  • Sound Power calculation
  • Frequency filtered playback of audio
  • Single sensor solution