Robust relative transfer function estimation for dual microphone-based generalized sidelobe canceller

Kihyeon Kim, Hanseok Ko

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Abstract

In this Letter, a robust system identification method is proposed for the generalized sidelobe canceller using dual microphones. The conventional transfer-function generalized sidelobe canceller employs the non-stationarity characteristics of the speech signal to estimate the relative transfer function and thus is difficult to apply when the noise is also non-stationary. Under the assumption of W-disjoint orthogonality between the speech and the non-stationary noise, the proposed algorithm finds the speech-dominant time-frequency bins of the input signal by inspecting the system output and the inter-microphone time delay. Only these bins are used to estimate the relative transfer function, so reliable estimates can be obtained under non-stationary noise conditions. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm significantly improves the performance of the transfer-function generalized sidelobe canceller, while only sustaining a modest estimation error in adverse non-stationary noise environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1794-1797
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
VolumeE92-D
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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Microphones
Transfer functions
Bins
Error analysis
Time delay
Identification (control systems)

Keywords

  • Dual microphone arrays
  • Generalized sidelobe canceller
  • Relative transfer function estimation
  • Spectral classification
  • W-disjoint orthogonality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Robust relative transfer function estimation for dual microphone-based generalized sidelobe canceller. / Kim, Kihyeon; Ko, Hanseok.

In: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E92-D, No. 9, 01.12.2009, p. 1794-1797.

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