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SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SP

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is a leading international research institute. We work closely with our customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development. SP has more than 1200 employees working in a wide range of technology areas. SP has a strong cooperation with both industry as well as with universities. The Section of Acoustics belongs to the Department of Energy Technology. The work of the department is concerned with research and technical evaluation in the fields of combustion technology, acoustics, building services systems, energy use in buildings and the indoor environment. Care of the environment, coupled with the aim of achieving a sustainable energy system based on renewable resources, constantly increases the pressure for energy conservation, more efficient use of energy and awareness of the importance of the internal and external environments. This means that all parts of buildings and their services systems must operate efficiently in energy and environmental terms, as well as working well together to produce an acceptable whole. We assist in the design and evaluation of individual components and entire systems, working in the laboratory and in the field in such areas as efficiency, quality, the acoustic environment, safety, durability and environmental compatibility.

The SP Acoustics section is led by Krister Larsson. The main areas of activities are measurement technology and calibration, building and room acoustics, machinery and vehicle acoustics and environmental noise. Our scientists are active in research in the field of acoustics through the whole measurement
chain: from calibration and measurement technology to sensory evaluation and psychoacoustics. The laboratory is a National Metrology Centre for sound and vibration and performs primary calibrations to the highest national standards. The laboratory resources consists of transmission suites, reverberation room, hemi-unechoic room, a listening room with state of the art ambisonics auralization environment, as well as field measurement equipment. The group has 16 employees, whereof 3 have a doctoral degree, and 3 are currently Ph. D. students.

Involved People

Krister Larsson


SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Section of Acoustics
Box 857br
SE-50115 Bors, Sweden



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