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Time delay estimation & signal enhancement using microphone arrays

Chi Wa Lam

Time delay estimation & signal enhancement using microphone arrays

by Chi Wa Lam

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Thesis (M.Sc.) - University of Surrey, 1996.

StatementChi Wa Lam.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
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Open LibraryOL19355454M

operative audio source separation and enhancement system that leverages wearable listening devices and other microphone arrays spread around a room. The full distributed array is used to separate sound sources and estimate their statistics. Each listening device uses these statistics to design real-time binaural audio enhancement filters using. Microphone arrays can be advantageously employed in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems to allow distant-talking interaction. Their beam-forming capabilities are used to enhance the speech.

A DSP Implementation of Source Location Using Microphone Arrays. () by D e a Rabinkin Venue: In st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Add To MetaCart. Tools. Sorted Real-Time Passive Source Localization: A Practical Linear-Correction Least-Squares Approach. Title: Outdoor sound localization using a tetrahedral array; Results 1. Algorithm Summary Classical Beamforming. Min-Norm. MUSIC. MVDR. 2. Beamforming microphone array. Two-dimensional map of localization result. Three-dimensional map of localization result. 3. MUSIC matlab_implement2 (BEST) matlab_implement1.

  The GSC structure is an alternative implementation of this structure where the signal processing is split into two paths (Fig. 1).The upper path consists of a fixed beamformer (FBF) with weighting coefficients a m, μ (e.g. a delay-and-sum beamformer: a m, μ = 1 / M): (2) y FBF, μ (k) = ∑ m = 1 M a m, μ x m, μ (k). In the lower path a so-called blocking matrix (BM) rejects signal. For speech enhancement, one main advantage of using microphone arrays rather than a single microphone is that a microphone-array-based beamformer can spatially suppress multiple interfering signals while maintaining minimum distortion of the target signal from the look direction.


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Time delay estimation & signal enhancement using microphone arrays by Chi Wa Lam Download PDF EPUB FB2

The study and implementation of microphone arrays originated over 20 years ago. Thanks to the research and experimental developments pursued to the present day, the field has matured to the point that array-based technology now has immediate applicability to a number of current systems and a vast potential for the improvement of existing products and the creation of future devices.1/5(1).

Our main objective is to enhance the speech signal in a dual microphone scenario where the time delay estimation between the signals and that of the speech enhancement technique is executed simultaneously.

We compared the proposed design with two state of the art research works (and) in terms of objective and subjective by: 1. Delay-and-Sum Array In multi-channel speech enhancement, the delay-and-sum (DS) array is one of the most common techniques. This section describes the principle of the DS array and its problems.

In this study, a straight-line array is assumed. The coordinates of the elements are designated as xk (k = 1,K), and the arriving signal.

Another application of DOA estimation using microphone arrays is in speech enhancement for human computer interfaces that depend on speech inputs from operators [3]. to time signal sˆ(t). This completes the microphone array speech enhancement procedure.

Figure 1. System diagram of the proposed speech enhancement. Time delay estimation using coherence function The coherence function of frequency. between two wide-sense stationary random processes x(m) and y(m) is written by [2] FFT Delay Estimation.

This paper proposes a phase-based dual-microphone speech enhancement technique that utilizes a prior speech model.

Recently, it has been shown that phase-based dual-microphone filters can result in significant noise reduction in low signal-to-noise ratio [(SNR) less than 10 dB] conditions and negligible distortion at high SNRs (greater than   Signal quality enhancement using the array-based front-end proves beneficial for improved classification accuracy over a single microphone.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, Republic of China, under project No.

EMY3. Figure 3 shows the device which comprises four microphones installed in an array. The device uses the time-delay estimation method, which is based on the time differences in sound reaching the various microphones in the sensor array.

The acoustic source position is then calculated from the time-delays and the geometric position of the microphones. signal periodicity for time-delay estimation using microphone arrays. The criterion, indicating the degree of speech signal influenced by the detrimental effect of noise and reverberation, is used to weight generalized cross-correlations across all time frames.

As a result, the weights of time frames with less. A Comparative Study of Time-Delay Estimation Techniques Using Microphone Arrays School of Engineering Report No. Yushi1 Zhang and Waleed2 H. Abdulla Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of Auckland, Private BagAuckland, New Zealand [email protected] [email protected] In numerous applications, such as communications, audio and music technology, speech coding and synthesis, antenna and transducer arrays, and time delay estimation, not only the sampling frequency.

Audio enhancement and intelligent classification of household sound events using a sparsely deployed array Article in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (1) January This Chapter presents an overview of the research and development on this technology in the last three decades.

Focusing on a two-stage framework for speech source localization, we survey and analyze the state-of-the-art time delay estimation (TDE) and source localization algorithms. This chapter is organized into two sections.

SPEECH SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR MICROPHONE ARRAYS Processing of the signal for Spectral Subtraction, Delay Sum Beamforming and the. In Time-Frequency Signal Analysis and Processing (Second Edition), Localization based on parametric method.

Localization of the audio source using microphone arrays is described in Section Among various audio source localization techniques, subspace methods are widely used to exploit the information of DOAs of the source signals. In this thesis each element of the array is referred to as a node, a node can contain a single channel microphone or a multi-channel compact microphone array [1], [2].

At each time index n the m. The relationships between the source enhancement performance and the array size were investigated using 20 combinations of male/female speech signals.

Regular circular arrays composed of M = 4 and 6 omni-directional sensors (microphones) were assumed to be placed in a free field. The distance between sources and the centre of the array was m.

The time delay beamformer compensates for the arrival time differences across the array for a signal coming from a specific direction. The time aligned multichannel signals are coherently averaged to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

Now, define a steering angle corresponding to the incident direction of the first speech signal and. This paper proposes a phase-based dual-microphone speech enhancement technique that utilizes a prior speech model. Recently, it has been shown that phase-based dual-microphone filters can result in significant noise reduction in low signal-to-noise ratio [(SNR) less than 10 dB] conditions and negligible distortion at high SNRs (greater than 10 dB), as long as a correct filter parameter is.

Time delay estimation (TDE) is a fundamental subsystem for a speaker localization and tracking system. Most of the traditional TDE methods are based on second-order statistics (SOS) under Gaussian assumption for the source.

This article resolves the TDE problem using two information-theoretic measures, joint entropy and mutual information (MI), which can be considered to indirectly. broadband signal received by an array, where pure delay re-lates each pair of source and sensor. Each sensor signal is pro-cessed by a tap delay line after applying a proper time delay Manuscript received Ma ; revised Ap The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was.

Yoshioka, T., Nakatani, T.: A microphone array system integrating beamforming, feature enhancement, and spectral mask-based noise estimation. In: Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA), pp.

– IEEE () Google Scholar.phased arrays have not been widely used for speech pro-cessing. There are a number of works that do beamforming (signal enhancement) with speech [2, 3, 5, 1], including [5], who develop an array built into a pair of eyeglasses that do fixed beamforming for a hearing aid.

The use of arrays for speech localization has been even more limited.